NTSB Identification: SEA83LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20772.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 26, 1983 in ROME, OR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N4436D
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 STRUCK A ROCK DURING LANDING AND DAMAGED THE LANDING GEAR. THE PILOT WAS ON A FISHING TRIP AND LANDED INITIALLYON A GRAVEL BAR. HE DECIDED TO MOVE THE ACFT TO A LONGER PLATEAU BECAUSE OF INCREASING DENSITY ALTITUDE. UPON LANDING INTHIS OPEN FIELD THE RT MAIN LANDING GEAR STRUCK A ROCK AND BENT THE LANDING GEAR WHICH CAUSED THE WING TO DRAG. AS THE ACFT SLOWED IT TIPPED FORWARD AND TO THE LEFT DAMAGING THE LEFT WING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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