NTSB Identification: FTW82FRG25
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Thursday, February 25, 1982 in DEL RIO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/25/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: XAIJI
Injuries: 5 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 MEXICAN AIR TAXI FLIGHT DIVERTED TO DEL RIO, TEXAS AFTER ENCOUNTERING ICING CONDITIONS, HEAVY RAIN, AND HAIL. THE PLANE WAS VECTORED AND CLEARED FOR AN ILS LOCALIZER APPROACH TO RUNWAY 13. DURING LANDING, THE SURFACE WIND WAS FROM 350 DEGREES AT 15 GUSTING 20 KNOTS. THE AIRCREW WERE UNABLE TO STOP ON THE WET RUNWY AND THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED AFTER THE PLANE WENT OFF OF THE DEPARTURE END.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAIL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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