NTSB Identification: FTW83LA360.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23346.
Accident occurred Friday, August 05, 1983 in AFTON, OK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-180, registration: N4643J
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 LANDED 3 FT SHORT OF THE RWY ON AN INCLINED CONCRETE SLOPE. THE WEATHER WAS VMC. AT THE APPROACH TO THE RWY A CONCRETE EMBANKMENT SLOPES DOWNWARD ABOUT 10 FT TO A ROAD. THE ACFT HIT ON THIS EMBANKMENT BOUNCED AND SLID 75 FT DOWN THE RWY. DISCUSSIONS WITH THE ARPT MGR REVEALED THAT THE APPROACH IS VISUALLY DECEPTIVE DUE TO THE RISING CONCRETE WHICHIS THE SAME COLOR AS THE RWY. NEITHER THE PILOT OR OPERATOR FILED AN ACCIDENT REPORT.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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