NTSB Identification: FTW83LA263.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22973.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 04, 1983 in TEXARKANA, AR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200, registration: N57328
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 LANDED SHORT OF THE RWY AND THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED DURING A NIGHT LANDING. ELECTRICAL FAILURE OCCURRED ON THE ACFT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. WHEN ELECT RECAL POWER COULD NOT BE RESTORED THE PLT ELECTED TO RETURN TO TEXARKANA AND LAND USING VASI. THE PLT COULD NOT ACTIVATE THE RWY LIGHTS. THE PASSENGER HELD A FLASHLIGHT TRYING TO SEE THE GROUND ON SHORT FINAL. THE PLT REALIZED HE NEEDED THE LIGHT ON HIS AIRSPEED IN TRYING RETRIEVE IT THE ACFT BEGAN TO BUFFET. THE PLT LOWERED THE ACFT NOSE AND HIT THE GROUND 50-75 FT SHORT OF THE RWY. BECAUSE OF IMPACT DAMAGE THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM COULD NOT BE CHECKED AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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