NTSB Identification: SEA83LA002
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, October 01, 1982 in MATTAWA, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/01/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-36, registration: N57608
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.

WHILE LANDING ON A FARM ROAD TO PICK UP SEED, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR ENCOUNTERED A SOFT AREA ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN DRIFTING TO THE LEFT AND WOULD NOT RESPOND TO THE USE OF RIGHT RUDDER AND BRAKE. IT TRAVERSED A RECENTLY-FILLED DITCH. AS THE RIGHT GEAR ENCOUNTERED THE SOFT SURFACE, IT COLLAPSED.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT



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