NTSB Identification: LAX82DA158
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 04, 1982 in NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/04/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N29500
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

DURING AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT THE INSTRUCTOR WAS DEMONSTRATING A SHORT FIELD LANDING USING THE MINIMUM LENGTH OF THE RUNWAY. ON FINAL THE AIRCRAFT HIT A DIRT BANK SEPARATING THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR. THE INSTRUCTOR STATED THERE WERE NO MARKINGS ON THE BERM AND THE EARTH BLENDED IN WITH THE SURROUNDINGS. HE ALSO STATED THAT THEY HAD PERFORMED SEVERAL TOUCH AND GO'S IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD

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