NTSB Identification: MKC83LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21256.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 27, 1983 in MINATARE, NE
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N23472
Injuries: 2 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 PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS MAKING A LOW PASS TO LOOK OVER A POSSIBLE LANDING AREA, WHEN HE ALLOWED THE ACFT TO INADVERTENTLY TOUCH DOWN ON SOFT SOIL BESIDE THE STRIP. THE ACFT BOUNCED, THEN LANDED HARD AND THE MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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