NTSB Identification: LAX83LA401.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22761.
Accident occurred Monday, August 22, 1983 in BERMUDA DUNES, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N3957X
Injuries: 3 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 ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT DURING SHORT FINAL & TOUCHED DOWN IN SANDY TERRAIN A FEW FEET SHORT OF THE RWY. THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR FAILED AS THE ACFT STRUCK THE END OF THE ASPHALT RWY. THE PLT HAD BEEN ADVISED OVER UNICOM OF A POSSIBLE WIND SHEAR DUE TO THE WIND DIRECTION.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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