NTSB Identification: LAX83LA405.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22760.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 23, 1983 in AUBURN, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-20-150, registration: N3SJ
Injuries: 1 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 OFF THE RWY INTO A DITCH. WIND WAS GUSTING 15 KTS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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