NTSB Identification: MKC84LA028.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21852.
Accident occurred Friday, November 18, 1983 in KEARNEY, NE
Aircraft: Piper PA-32-301, registration: N8169C
Injuries: 5 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.

DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE PLT HELD THE NOSEWHEEL OFF WHILE SLOWING DOWN, AND USED RIGHT RUDDER TO COMPENSATE FOR A REPORTED X-WIND CONDITION. AS SOON AS THE NOSEWHEEL TOUCHED DOWN, THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT. IT WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY, THE NOSEWHEEL HIT A RWY LIGHT & THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE PLT ALSO REPORTED A TAILWINDCONDITION.

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..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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