NTSB Identification: CHI83LA227.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20763.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 25, 1983 in ELGIN, IL
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-151, registration: N6758F
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 COLLIDED WITH THE ROOF OF A TRAILER TRUCK DURING AN APPROACH TO LAND OVER A TOLL ROAD. THE COLLISION SEPARATED THE LEFT MAIN GEAR FROM THE ACFT AND DAMAGED THE OTHER TWO LANDING GEAR. THE IMPACT LEFT TWO DEPRESSIONS ABOUT 2 INCHES DEEP IN THE EDGE OF THE TRUCKS ROOF AND TIRE MARKS ACROSS THE ENTIRE ROOF FROM SIDE TO SIDE. THE PILOT LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT AFTER CIRCLING SO THAT CRASH EQUIPMENT COULD GET INTO POSITION FOR HIS LANDING.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE

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