NTSB Identification: CHI84LA021.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22008.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 12, 1983 in TROY, MI
Aircraft: PIPER J4E, registration: N35695
Injuries: 2 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 DEPARTED THE SIDE OF THE RWY DURING LANDING AND NOSED OVER. A PRIVATE PILOT WAS BEING ACCOMPANIED BY A COMMERCIAL PILOT WHOSE CFI CIRTIFICATE HAD EXPIRED. DURING LANDING ROLL THE PRIVATE PILOT BEGAN 'S' TURNS FOR BETTER FORWARD VISIBILITY. THE COMMERCIAL PILOT TRIED TO CORRECT THE TURNS BEING UNAWARE OF THE INTENTION OF THEM. THE LEFT MAIN GEAR WENT OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY INTO SOFT GROUND AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE COMMERCIAL PILOT SAID HE IS TAKING RESPONSIBILITY AS PIC WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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:

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..CONFLICTING..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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