NTSB Identification: NYC94LA133.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 19, 1994 in FARMINGDALE, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/07/1994
Aircraft: HOOPES RV-6, registration: N269RH
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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DURING LANDING THE AIRPLANE RAN OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A DIRTBANK. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, 'UPON TOUCH DOWN, (HE) BLANKED OUT TO SEMI-CONSCIOUS AND COULD NOT CONTROL PLANE.' THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE HAD DONATED BLOOD EARLIER IN THE DAY, WHICH IS WHAT HE BELIEVES IS THE REASON FOR THE SEMI-CONSCIOUSNESS. HE STATED THAT HE SHOULD HAVE WAITED 2 DAYS AFTER THE BLOOD DONATION, BEFORE PILOTING AN AIRCRAFT.

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

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER DECISION TO FLY AFTER DONATING BLOOD WHICH RESULTED IN HIS INCAPACITATION.

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