NTSB Identification: ATL84FIA02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21954.
Accident occurred Monday, December 05, 1983 in MANASSAS, VA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-180, registration: N3859T
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING A NIGHT LANDING, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR FAILED & THE ACFT WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY. AN FAA INVESTIGATOR REPORTED THAT THE ACFT HAD TOUCHED DOWN HARD DURING THE LANDING.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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