NTSB Identification: NYC84FA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23851.
Accident occurred Monday, December 12, 1983 in COATESVILLE, PA
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN NA-265-40, registration: N3298D
Injuries: 7 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.

DURING AN IFR ARRIVAL, AN ILS APCH WAS MADE TO RWY 29 IN RAIN, TURBULENCE & GUSTY WINGS. AT APRX 400 FT AGL, THE ACFT BROKE OUT OF THE CLOUDS WHILE ON THE LOCALIZER GLIDE SLOPE. THE AIRSPEED AT THAT TIME WAS 8 KTS ABOVE THE REFERENCE SPEED, BUT WAS FLUCTUATING DUE TO THE TURBULENCE. THE PLT REPORT THAT JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT SETTLED & PARTIAL POWER WAS APPLIED; HOWEVER, THE PLANE TOUCHED DOWN ON SOFT, WET TURF APRX 20 FT SHORT OF THE RWY LIP. IMMEDIATELY AFTER GROUND CONTACT, A JOLT WAS FELT & THE ACFT LISTED TO THE RIGHT. THE PLT COMPENSATED WITH AILERON CONTROL. HOWEVER, AS THE ACFT SLOWED DOWN DURING THE ROLL-OUT, THE RIGHT WING DROPPED TO THE SURFACE & THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY. IT CAME TO REST WITH THE RIGHT GEAR PARTIALLY COLLAPSED & DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT WING TIP, RIGHT MAIN GEAR STRUT DOOR, SPEED BRAKE & OTHER 2 GEAR. APRX 12 MI SOUTH SOUTHEAST AT WILMINGTON, DE, THE WIND WAS FROM 200 DEG AT 16 GUSTING 26 KTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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