NTSB Identification: CEN14CA203
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Kalamazoo, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/21/2014
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N38240
Injuries: 2 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 said he was attempting to land on runway 18 "in variable crosswinds with gusty conditions. [There] may have been wind shear or tailwinds involved." He said the airplane stalled at low altitude (5 to 8 feet above the runway) and landed hard on the overrun for runway 36. The pilot reported no mechanical issues with the airplane. The fuselage was buckled, the empennage was bent down, and the left wing upper skin was deformed.

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

An inadvertent stall during gust crosswind conditions.

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