NTSB Identification: LAX83LA214.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20505.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 04, 1983 in LONE PINE, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T, registration: N38607
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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 OVERRAN THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH DURING LANDING. THE RUNWAY BEING USED WAS A PORTION OF AN UNUSED DIRT ROAD WHICH HAS NO SERVICE FACILITIES OR WIND INDICATORS. THE PILOT MADE TWO PASSES OVER THE AREA AND IN HIS STATEMENT HE SAID HE MISCALCULATED THE WIND AND TOUCHED DOWN TOO LATE TO ACCOMPLISH A LANDING WITHIN THE RUNWAY LENGTH. ACCORDING TO THE INYO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, THIS PORTION OF ROAD HAS BEEN HISTORICALLY USED AS A RUNWAY AT WARM SPRINGS.

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

WIND INFORMATION..NOT RECEIVED..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:

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..EXCEEDED..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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