NTSB Identification: ATL83LA065
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 14, 1982 in MIDLAND, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N7243W
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT AND FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR (CFI) WERE ON AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT FOR A BIENNIAL FLIGHT REVIEW. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING THE LANDING, THE SUN WAS IN HIS EYES. HE STATED THAT ON FINAL APPROACH, THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT AND STRUCK A THREE-FOOT SNOWBANK. THE SNOWBANK WAS LOCATED ON THE END OF THE RUNWAY BETWEEN THE THRESHOLD LIGHTS.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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