NTSB Identification: CHI83LA178.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21339.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 23, 1983 in WADSWORTH, OH
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2607B
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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

REPORTEDLY, THE PASSENGER, WHO WAS BUILDING AN ULTRALIGHT ACFT, WAS IN THE LEFT SEAT & WAS BEING FAMILIARIZED WITH FLT PROCEDURES. THE INSTRUCTOR DETERMINED THAT THE WINDS AT AN UNCONTROLLED ARPT WERE LIGHT FROM 160 DEG. HE MADE 3 CALLS ON THE UNICOM FREQUENCY, BUT GOT NO REPLY, SO HE ELECTED TO LAND ON RWY 19. WHILE ON A SHORT FINAL HE NOTICED ANOTHER ACFT LANDING FROM THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. REPORTEDLY, THE INSTRUCTOR INITIATED A GO-AROUND & STARTED A TURN TO AVOID A COLLISION. HE STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE, WHICH MADE FURTHER STABILIZED FLIGHT IMPOSSIBLE. SUBSEQUENTLY, HE LANDED IN A PLOWED FIELD TO AVOID FLYING INTO TREES. HOWEVER, AT THE LAST MOMENT DURING THE LANDING, THE RIGHT WING DIPPED & HIT THE GROUND.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MANEUVER..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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