NTSB Identification: CHI83LA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20246.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 01, 1983 in WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
Aircraft: VARIEZE VARIEZE, registration: N28JF
Injuries: 1 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 LANDED FAST AND WENT OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AFTER ABOUT 3000 FEET OF ROLL. A COLLISION WITH VASI LIGHTS STOPPED THE VARIEZE. THIS WAS THE PILOT'S FIRST SOLO FLIGHT IN THIS TYPE AIRCRAFT. SHE HAD A VERY SHORT 1/2 HOUR CHECKOUT BY THE OWNER OF THE AIRCRAFT.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPLACENCY..CHECK PILOT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..APPROACH LIGHT/NAVAID

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