NTSB Identification: NYC94LA032.
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Accident occurred Saturday, December 04, 1993 in NORTH HAVEN, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/1994
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N55719
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT HEARD A NOISE FROM THE ENGINE WHICH HE DESCRIBED AS, 'VERY LOUD AND PERSISTENT RATTLE WITH SOME ATTENDING VIBRATION.' HE SET UP FOR A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING; HOWEVER, HE SAID HE WAS HIGH AND FAST AND TOUCHED DOWN OVER HALF WAY DOWN THE 2000 FOOT LONG RUNWAY WITH WET GRASS. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRPLANE ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY AND STEERED THE AIRPLANE OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY WHERE IT WENT DOWN AN EMBANKMENT AND STOPPED. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION FOUND THE EXHAUST STACK ON THE NUMBER ONE CYLINDER HAD BROKEN AT THE MOUNTING FLANGE.

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

The pilot's use of excessive speed and altitude during the approach which resulted in a landing overrun of the runway. Factors were a precautionary landing and a ravine.

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