NTSB Identification: FTW84LA098.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23469.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 04, 1983 in BULVERDE, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-15, registration: N4309H
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 COLLIDED WITH A DITCH DURING LANDING ROLLOUT AFTER LOSS OF CONTROL AND A GROUNDLOOP. ACCORDING TO THE PLT THE LANDING WAS NORMAL ON A 2850 FT STRIP. THE ACFT GROUNDLOOPED AT SLOW SPEED AND WENT INTO A DITCH OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF RWY 16. THIS FLT WAS THE PLTS INITIAL CHECKOUT IN A TAILWHEEL EQUIPPED ACFT.

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:

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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