NTSB Identification: LAX83LA245.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21396.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 21, 1983 in ELSINORE, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA24-250, registration: N4347B
Injuries: 1 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 GROUND AND A DIRT BANK SHORT OF THE RWY DURING LANDING AND COLLAPSED THE LANDING GEAR. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON A DIRT RWY BUT WAS CONCERNED WITH THE LAKE LOCATED AT THE DEPARTURE END. HE SAID HIS AIRSPEED WAS 70 KTS ON SHORT FINAL WITH FULL FLAPS AND RPM. THE MAIN GEAR TOUCHED DOWN ON A DIRT ROAD THAT CROSSED IN FRONT OF THE APPROACH END OF THE RWY. THE ACFT BOUNCED BACK INTO THE AIR TOWARD THE RWY. THE LEFT MAIN GEAR HIT A DIRT RIDGE AT THE THRESHOLD AND SHEARED OFF. DURING THE LANDING ON THE RWY THE NOSE GEAR AND RIGHT MAIN RETRACTED INTO THEIR WHEEL WELLS. THE ACFT CAME TO REST 120 FT DOWN THE RWY WITH THE NOSE POINTING ABOUT 20 DEGREES TO THE RIGHT OF THE CENTERLINE.

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 ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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