NTSB Identification: MKC83LA088.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20330.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 10, 1983 in KAISER, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-236, registration: N2200Y
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 ACFT SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE WHEN THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED DURING LANDING. THE WEATHER WAS VMC BUT THE PILOT SAID HE ENCOUNTERED A GUSTY CROSSWIND DURING LANDING. HE HAD CHECKED THE WIND SOCK PRIOR TO LANDING AND IT WAS HANGING LIMP. THE REPORTED WIND WAS 290 DEGREES AT 5 KTS GUSTING TO 15 KTS. THE PILOT HAD BOUNCED DURING TOUCHDOWN. DURING THE BOUNCE THE NOSE SHIFTED ABOUT 30 DEGREES TO THE LEFT AND THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN AND COLLAPSED THE NOSE GEAR. THE PILOT REDUCED POWER AS THE ACFT LEFT THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A FENCE AND A DITCH.

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

LEVEL OFF..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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