NTSB Identification: BFO95LA038.
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Accident occurred Sunday, March 26, 1995 in OCEAN CITY, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N6131W
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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THE PRIVATE PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE LANDING FLARE/TOUCHDOWN ON RUNWAY 06, A GUST OF WIND CAUSED THE AIRPLANE TO ROLL TO THE RIGHT AND THE PILOT 'LOST RUNWAY ALIGNMENT.' HE DECIDED TO ABORT THE LANDING AND ADDED FULL POWER. DURING THE INITIAL CLIMBOUT, THE PILOT REALIZED THE AIRPLANE WAS NOT GOING TO CLEAR OBSTACLES IN ITS FLIGHT PATH SO HE DECIDED TO LAND. THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN OFF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A FENCE. A WEATHER OBSERVATION FACILITY LOCATED 12 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF THE ACCIDENT SITE REPORTED WINDS OUT OF 310 DEGREES AT A VELOCITY OF 16 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS TO 21 KNOTS, ABOUT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

the private pilot's inadequate compensation for the wind conditions during the landing/aborted landing sequence. Related factors are the unfavorable wind conditions and high obstructions.

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