NTSB Identification: NYC99LA014.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, October 21, 1998 in MATTITUCK, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/16/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-28R-201, registration: N31869
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The commercial pilot was flying from the right seat, and the passenger, who was also a student pilot, was in the left seat. The commercial pilot attempted to land, but when he felt it could not be done safely, he decided to perform a go-around. The airplane drifted off the left side of the runway and collided with trees during the go-around. Winds were from the right, about 10 knots.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain the airplane's directional control during a go-around.

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