NTSB Identification: CHI83LA373.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20891.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 10, 1983 in WHEELING, IL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301, registration: N29AM
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 PILOT STATED THAT HE TAXIED SOUTHEAST ON RUNWAY 12L, THEN TURNED TO TAXI NORTHWEST ON RUNWAY 34. DURING THE TURN, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR WENT OFF THE RUNWAY AND INTO A HOLE IN THE SOD. THE WIDTH OF RUNWAY 12L IS 50 FT AND THE WIDTH OF RUNWAY 34 IS 100 FT. THE ACFT SUSTAINED SUBST DAMAGE TO THE LEFT MAIN GEAR AND LEFT WING.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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