NTSB Identification: FTW83LA025
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 28, 1982 in MCALLEN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/28/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N47916
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.

WHILE ON APPROACH THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED WIND SHEAR AND DOWNDRAFTS AND SUBSEQUENTLY STRUCK THE NUMBER 2 APPROACH LIGHT STANCHION. THE GEAR ASSEMBLY SHEARED OFF AND THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE RUNWAY AND VEERED TO THE RIGHT.

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..APPROACH LIGHT/NAVAID


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT(MOTION SICKNESS)..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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