NTSB Identification: CHI83LA401.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22404.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 27, 1983 in ANN ARBOR, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-180C, registration: N9428L
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 ACFT VEERED TO THE LEFT AND HIT A RWY LIGHT DURING LANDING. THE WEATHER WAS VMC WITH A WIND FROM 320 DEGREES AT 10 KTS. THE ACTIVE RWY WAS 27. THE ATC SPECIALIST IN THE TOWER SAID 'THE ACFT APPEARED TO DIVE TOWARD THE RWY' AND 'TO HIT VERY HARD.' AFTER THE TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT VEERED LEFT AND HIT THE LIGHTS.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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..RUNWAY LIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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