NTSB Identification: NYC93LA014
Accident occurred Saturday, October 10, 1992 in ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-161, registration: N8333T
Injuries: 1 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.

DURING A LANDING ON A 1200 FOOT GRASS RUNWAY, WITH A TAIL WIND OF 12 TO 25 KNOTS, THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRPLANE. THE AIRPLANE OVERRAN THE END OF THE RUNWAY, IMPACTED A FENCE, THEN A TREE AND NOSED OVER. THERE WAS NO KNOWN WEATHER BRIEF PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. THE PILOT DID RECEIVE CURRENT WINDS, IN FLIGHT, FROM A LOCAL AIRPORT CONTROL TOWER AND ELECTED TO LAND DOWN WIND.

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

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT PLANNING AND DECISION TO LAND ON A SHORT GRASS RUNWAY WITH A TAIL WIND. A FACTOR IN THIS ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOTS FAILURE TO OBTAIN AND EVALUATE A WEATHER BRIEFING PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT.

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