NTSB Identification: NYC95LA102.
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Accident occurred Saturday, May 06, 1995 in OLD BRIDGE, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/26/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8097F
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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ACCORDING TO THE PILOT'S STATEMENT, WHILE LANDING ON RUNWAY 24, '...[THE AIRPLANE] TOUCHED DOWN JUST PAST [THE] NUMBERS...BOUNCED AND FLOATED.' THE AIRPLANE 'IMMEDIATELY SHIFTED TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY [AND IT WAS] OBVIOUS [THE] PLANE WAS LEAVING THE RUNWAY.' THE AIRPLANE DEPARTED THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, STRUCK SMALL TREES, SOME BRUSH, AND CAME TO A STOP IN A DITCH. THE REPORTED WINDS WERE FROM 280 DEG AT 8 KTS, GUSTS TO 10 KTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT MISJUDGED THE LANDING FLARE AND IMPROPERLY RECOVERED FROM A BOUNCED LANDING. Full narrative available
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