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N9083W accident description

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Crash location 36.302778°N, 116.008333°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Crystal, NV
36.491623°N, 116.167536°W
15.8 miles away
Tail number N9083W
Accident date 30 Jan 2010
Aircraft type Piper PA-28-235
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he was returning to his home airport and descending for landing, when he saw his friends' car on the dirt road below him. He decided to make a 180-degree turn, and rolled out facing the car. The pilot stated that it looked like he was going to be low so he started a recovery from the descent. The closure rate was too fast and the left main landing gear of the airplane struck the vehicle. The pilot reported that he continued the climb to about 200 feet and made another turn to check on his friend. The pilot subsequently made a forced landing on the road. During the landing roll, the left wing contacted the top of the berm next to the road. During the collision with the vehicle, the left main landing gear had been sheared off.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a ground vehicle during a low-altitude maneuver.

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