NTSB Identification: CHI08CA232.
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Accident occurred Sunday, August 03, 2008 in Wall, SD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/28/2008
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150, registration: N5951Z
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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.

The pilot indicated that he was trying to land on a sand bar. He made three passes to see if the location was useable. During the landing approach he encountered a wind shear and impacted terrain. He reported no mechanical issues with the airplane.

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

The pilot not maintaining airplane control during the landing. Contributing to the accident was the reported wind shear.

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