NTSB Identification: DEN83LA031
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 14, 1982 in LEADVILLE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-180, registration: N8385W
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 AIRCRAFT WAS TAKING OFF IN SNOW WITH WHEEL PANTS INSTALLED. THE PANTS FILLED WITH SNOW AND PLANE PULLED TO LEFT. IN ATTEMPT TO RECOVER DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND GET BACK ON THE RUNWAY THE AIRCRAFT HIT THE ASPHALT RIDGE ON THE EDGE OF THE RUNWAY SEPARATING THE NOSE-GEAR FROM THE AIRCRAFT.

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..FOREIGN SUBSTANCE COVERED

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

LANDING GEAR..BINDING(MECHANICAL)

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD

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