NTSB Identification: CHI83LA394.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22577.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 27, 1983 in WATERTOWN, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260, registration: N9346C
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.

THE PLT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING THE LANDING ROLL & THE ACFT STRUCK 3 LANDING LIGHTS. THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED & THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE LEFT WING. THE PILOT STATED THAT HIS LANDING LIGHT WAS INOPERATIVE DURING THE LANDING AND LACK OF CENTERLINE REFERENCE CONTRIBUTED TO THE LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

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:

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

LANDING LIGHT(S)..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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