NTSB Identification: FTW83LA305.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23292.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 1983 in PORT MANSFIELD, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300T, registration: N39589
Injuries: 6 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE NOSE GEAR POSITION LIGHT FLICKERED & THE NOSE GEAR UNSAFE LIGHT ILLUMINATED, JUST PRIOR TO ROTATION. HE REPORTEDLY ABORTED THE TAKEOFF AT THAT TIME, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP BEFORE GOING OFF THE END OF THE RWY AT 65 TO 70 KTS. AS THE ACFT ROLLED THRU A DITCH, ABOUT 75 YDS FROM THE END OF THE RWY, ALL 3 LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. DUE TO THE IMPACT DAMAGE, THE MECHANICAL CONDITION OF THE NOSE GEAR COULD NOT BE EVALUATED. THE ACFT WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 339 TO 456 LBS OVER ITS MAX GROSS WT.

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


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