NTSB Identification: NYC82DA076
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 21, 1982 in WHITE PLAINS, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/21/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N477FL
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

AFTER RETURNING FROM A LOCAL FLIGHT, THE PILOT LANDED IN WINDS THAT WERE GUSTING TO 20 KNOTS. AT ABOUT THE FLARE POINT, HE FELT THE AIRCRAFT DROP. HE ADDED POWER AND PULLED BACK ON THE YOKE, BUT THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED ON THE NOSE. THE PORPELLER, NOSE GEAR, ENGINE MOUNT, AND COWLING WERE DAMAGED; HOWEVER, THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO TAXI THE AIRCRAFT OFF OF THE RUNWAY.

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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