NTSB Identification: CHI83LA285.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21552.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 1983 in LOCKPORT, IL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-44-180, registration: N181AA
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.

PLT STATED A COMPANY ACFT LANDED 2-5 MIN AHEAD OF HIM ON RWY 9 WITH LIGHT WINDS OUT OF THE EAST. PRIOR TO PATTERN ENTRY THE PLT NOTICED DARK CLOUDS TO THE WEST WITH RAIN. AFTER LANDING HE COULD NOT STOP THE ACFT & WENT OFF THE END OF THE RWY. THE ACFT GROUNDLOOPED & ALL THREE GEAR COLLAPSED. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, OBSERVERS ON THE GROUND NOTED A 180 DEG WING SHIFT & A WIND VELOCITY INCREASE TO 20-30 KTS WHILE THE PLT WAS ON FINAL APPROACH.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WIND INFORMATION..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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