NTSB Identification: FTW82DA112
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 04, 1982 in ASPERMONT, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/04/1983
Aircraft: PIPER-AEROSTAR 601P, registration: N6069H
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

THE PILOT STATED THAT HE MADE A NORMAL APPROACH TO LAND ON RUNWAY 18. HE REPORTED THAT HE WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE LOCAL WIND CONDITIONS AND ESTIMATED THE WIND AS GUSTY, 10 TO 25 KNOTS. HE STATED A POSSIBLE WIND SHEAR BROUGHT ABOUT A SLIGHTLY GREATER THAN NORMAL SINK RATE. THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED THE RUNWAY HARDER THAN NORMAL AND THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR ASSEMBLY BROKE. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY INTO SOFT SOIL AND THE RIGHT MAIN AND NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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