NTSB Identification: DEN83FTK05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21302.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 27, 1983 in STURGIS MUNI., SD
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-180C, registration: N8426W
Injuries: 2 Serious,2 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT CRASHED ON THE APPROACH END TO RUNWAY 11 DURING AN ABORTED LANDING. THE PLT STATED THE ACFT WAS HIGH SO HE APPLIED FULL POWER AND RETRACTED THE FLAPS. HE SAID HE RETRACTED THE FLAPS TOO FAST AND LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT. THE NOSE GEAR WAS BROKEN OFF, THE RIGHT WING BUCKLED AND BENT, THE LEFT WING WAS TORN LOOSE AND BENT BACKWARD AND THE LEFT MAIN GEAR WAS TORN OFF THE ACFT. THE 2 FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED. THE REAR SEAT OCCUPANTSRECEIVED MINOR INJURIES.

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

ALTITUDE..ABOVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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