NTSB Identification: MKC82DA121
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 12, 1982 in LAWRENCE, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/12/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N15970
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT ENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR LANDING ON RUNWAY 19. HE STATED HE WAS NOT AWARE OF CONSTRUCTION ON THE RUNWAYUNTIL THE AIRCRAFT'S NOSE WAS LOWERED DURING THE LANDING ROLL. BY THEN, THE AIRCRAFT'S SPEED WAS TOO SLOW TO GO-AROUND. HE TURNED OFF THE IGNITION AND FUEL AND STEERED TO THE LEFT. THE AIRCRAFT RAN INTO A TRENCH WHICH DAMAGED THE NOSE AND RIGHT GEAR AND THE RIGHT WING. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT A NOTAM HAD BEEN ISSUED CONCERNING THE RUNWAY CONSTRUCTIONAND THE LANDING TOUCHDOWN MARKINGS HAD BEEN DISPLACED BEYOND THE CONSTRUCTION AREA.

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

NOTAMS..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DISPLACED THRESHOLD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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