NTSB Identification: CHI83LA283.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21082.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 26, 1983 in ALMA, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-151, registration: N41341
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 VASI LIGHTS DURING LANDING. THE PILOT WAS LANDING ON RWY 27 WITH WINDS FROM 210 DEGREES AT 12 KTS. HE REPORTED GUSTY WINDS BUT GAVE NO ESTIMATED VELOCITY OF THE GUSTS. HE SAID HE TOUCHED DOWN ON THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR WITH THE LEFT WING HIGH. A GUST OF WIND REPORTEDLY CAUSED THE LEFT WING TO RISE. THE ACFT THEN 'ANGLED' OFF THE RWY AND THE RIGHT WING CONTACTED A VASI LIGHT.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..APPROACH LIGHT/NAVAID

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