NTSB Identification: ATL83LA196.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20881.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 24, 1983 in AUGUSTA, GA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N66AH
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 LANDED HARD, BOUNDCED SEVERAL TIMES AND COLLAPSED THE NOSE GEAR. AN ATC SPECIALIST ON DUTY SAID HE OBSERVED THEACFT BOUNCE AND EACH TIME IT BOUNCED IT SEEMED TO BOUNCE HIGHER. ON THE FOURTH BOUNCE THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE ACFT SKIDDED 200 FEET ON THE RUNWAY AND CAME TO REST ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY ABOUT 3500 FT FROM THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY. THE FOUR OCCUPANTS WERE NOT INJURED.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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