NTSB Identification: FTW83LA048
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 30, 1982 in EL PASO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2521N
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.

ON LANDING THE PILOT ELECTED TO MAKE A GO-AROUND DUE TO GUSTY WIND CONDITIONS. ON THE NEXT LANDING ATTEMPT THE PILOT INITIATED A GO-AROUND FROM SHORT FINAL AT AN ALTITUDE OF APPROXIMATELY 30 FEET. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALIGNMENT WITH THE RUNWAY, STALLED THE AIRCRAFT AND COLLIDED WITH SAND DUNES. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE AIRCRAFT'S FLAPS WERE IN THE FULL DOWN POSITION.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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