NTSB Identification: LAX83LA299.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21576.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 22, 1983 in TRACY, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-180, registration: N7449J
Injuries: 2 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 MADE A HARD LANDING WHILE ON AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLT. ON THE SEVENTH APPROACH FOR LANDING THE NOSE GEAR GREEN LIGHT DID NOT COME ON. THE CFI CONTINUED THE APPROACH WHILE TAPPING ON THE BULB. WHEN HE DECIDED TO GO AROUND THE ACFT HAD DESCENDED SO LOW THAT IT IMPACTED THE RWY HARD ENOUGH TO BEND THE LEFT WING MAIN SPAR. A GO-AROUND AND LANDING WAS MADE AND THE ACFT RECEIVED NO FURTHER DAMAGE. THE NOSE GEAR LIGHT DID NOT ILLUMINATE FOR THE FINAL LANDING.

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

LANDING GEAR,GEAR INDICATING SYSTEM..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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