NTSB Identification: MKC86LA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29967.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 01, 1986 in OLATHE, KS
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-180, registration: N4682J
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 PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS GIVEN LANDING INSTUCTIONS FOR RUNWAY 17 TO INCLUDE WINDS FROM 220 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS, GUSTING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. HE SAID THAT HE TOUCHED DOWN ON THE MAIN WHEELS AND A WIND GUST LIFTED THE AIRPLANE AND IT DRIFTED TO THE LEFT. HE SAID THAT FULL OPPOSITE CONTROLS DID NOT STOP THE DRIFT AND THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED WHEN IT HIT A PILE OF ICE AND SNOW JUST OFF THE RUNWAY.

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

WIND INFORMATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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