NTSB Identification: MKC83LA186.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21989.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 11, 1983 in STORM LAKE, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301, registration: N84581
Injuries: 7 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 RAN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY AND COLLAPSED THE RIGHT LANDING GEAR. THE ACFT LANDING ON RWY 35 WITH THE WIND FROM THE NORTHEAST AT 7 TO 10 KTS. THE PILOT SAID THE ACFT TURNED LEFT AFTER TOUCHDOWN AND SHE CORRECTED WITH RIGHT RUDDER, THEN THE ACFT TURNED RIGHT. AS THE PILOT TRIED TO REGAIN CONTROL THE ACFT SWERVED LEFT AND RIGHT AGAIN ANDRAN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH 3 RWY LIGHTS AND THE RIGHT GEAR BROKE OFF. NO MECHANICAL DEFICIENCIES WERE NOTED WHICH WOULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE LOSS OF CONTROL.

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:

RUDDER..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..OVERLOAD

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