NTSB Identification: FTW83LA307.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23257.
Accident occurred Monday, June 27, 1983 in FRANKLINTON, LA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N4903P
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 SLID INTO A TREE DURING A LANDING ON A WET RWY. THE PLT HAD ENCOUNTERED THE RAIN SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AND RETURNED TO THE ARPT. THE PRIVATE STRIP HAD BECOME SOFT FROM THE RAIN AND THE PLT LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT. THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE STRIP AND COLLIDED WITH A TREE. POST CRASH FIRE DESTROYED THE ACFT.

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..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN

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