NTSB Identification: CHI04CA250.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 02, 2004 in Crivitz, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/2004
Aircraft: Piper PA-32-301, registration: N8173J
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A rental airplane received substantial damage on impact with a road during an aborted landing on runway 36 (2,155 feet by 70 feet, dry asphalt). Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident with southerly winds. The pilot stated that he touched down, "dumped" the flaps, and made a decision that he needed to go-around. He applied full power and tried to clear the black top road at the end of the runway. He stated that the road was higher than the runway and had a 2-3 foot "build up" over the road bed. The main landing gear hit the lip on the black top. The left main landing gear separated from the airplane, and the right main landing gear was bent. He then departed and landed at an alternate airport. The Airport Facility Directory lists runway 36 as having a displaced threshold of 518 feet. A "road" is also listed under runway 36.

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

The proper touchdown point not attained by the pilot during landing. The road and tailwind were contributing factors.

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