NTSB Identification: LAX83LUG06
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 03, 1982 in RIALTO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-140, registration: N1441X
Injuries: 1 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 NEWLY CERTIFICATED PRIVATE PILOT LANDED ON RUNWAY 24 AT NIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT DRIFTED OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A DRAINAGE DITCH. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE AIRCRAFT LANDING WAS MADE WITH A STRONG LEFT QUARTERING TAILWIND REPORTED AS 360/17 KTS WITH GUSTS.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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

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

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

LACK OF RECENT TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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