NTSB Identification: FTW83LA204.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22232.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 09, 1983 in HUGO, OK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N15454
Injuries: 4 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 REPORTED THAT DURING THE FIRST APPROACH STRONG GUSTS WERE ENCOUNTERED OVER THE THRESHOLD AND A GO-AROUND WAS WAS INITIATED. DURING THE SECOND APPROACH HE FLEW A LITTLE HIGHER ON FINAL WITH A STEEPER DESCENT. HE AGAIN ENCOUNTERED GUSTY WINDS JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN AND LANDED HARD WITH FULL LEFT RUDDER APPLIED AND THE NOSE POINTED INTO THE RIGHT TO LEFT CROSSWIND. THE AIRPLANE BOUNCED ONCE AND WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. AFTER ROLLING THRU 30-40 YARDS OF TURF THE PILOT STEERED THE AIRCRAFT BACK ON THE RUNWAY TO A SAFE STOP.

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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