NTSB Identification: MIA83FA072.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21475.
Accident occurred Friday, February 11, 1983 in SAN JUAN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N5627Y
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT REQUESTED CLEARANCE TO RETURN TO THE ARPT & LAND. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES THE ACFT WAS HAVING DIFFICULTY MAINTAINING ALTITUDE & WAS FLYING WITH THE NOSE 'UP AND DOWN.' THE TOWER CONTROLLER STATED THAT THE ACFT DIDN'T SEEM TO GET ANY HIGHER THAN 300 FT AT ANY TIME. THE ACFT THEN LANDED HARD ABOUT 500 FT FROM THE APCH END OF THE RWY, BOUNCED HIGH TWO MORE TIMES BEFORE IT CAME TO REST INVERTED ABOUT 3,500 FT FROM THE APCH END & 300 FT TO THE RIGHT OF CENTERLINE ON A PARALLEL TAXIWAY WHERE IT BURST INTO FLAMES. THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 435 LBS OVER MAX GROSS WEIGHT &THE CG WAS 1.3 INCHES AFT OF THE REAR LIMIT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT HANDLING..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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