NTSB Identification: LAX83LVG08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20717.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 05, 1983 in FAIR OAKS, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24, registration: N6694P
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT STATED THAT HE APPROACHED RUNWAY 18 AT 70-80 MPH AND AFTER TOUCHDOWN HE PULLED THE HAND BRAKE. THE ACFT SPUN RIGHT 45 DEGREES AND SKIDDED OFF THE RUNWAY. HE SAID IT FELT LIKE THE RIGHT BRAKE GRABBED HARD. THE ACFT CAME TO A STOP ABOUT 25 FEET FROM THE RUNWAY AFTER A VASI INSTALLATION HAD BEEN STRUCK DURING THE EXCURSION.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..APPROACH LIGHT/NAVAID


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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