NTSB Identification: MKC83LA043
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 22, 1982 in LEE'S SUMMIT, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/22/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-20, registration: N1961A
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 STUDENT PILOT WAS ON A SUPERVISED SOLO FLIGHT IN A TAIL WHEEL EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT. THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT WAS OBSERVING FROM ABOUT 300 FT FROM THE TOUCHDOWN POINT. HE STATED THAT THE PLANE TOUCHED DOWN HARD, BOUNCED AND TURNED TO THE LEFT. THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR HIT A DEPRESSION AND COLLAPSED AS THE PLANE VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY. THE WIND WAS REPORTED AS LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..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

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

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



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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