NTSB Identification: NYC91LA245.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45092.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 21, 1991 in HACKETTSTOWN, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N43744
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.
THE PILOT WAS LANDING ON A 2200 FOOT LONG RUNWAY. HE SAID HE TOUCHED DOWN IN THE FIRST THIRD, THEN BECAME AIRBORNE AND FLOATED TO MID-FIELD AT WHICH POINT HE TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN, ON A SLIGHT DOWN SLOPE. HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE RUNWAY AND OVERRAN THE RUNWAY. THE AIRPLANE WENT DOWN AN EMBANKMENT AND RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE PILOT HAD 135 TOTAL TIME WITH 2 HOURS IN THE PRECEDING 90 DAYS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO ACHIEVE THE PROPER TOUCHDOWN SPOT AND EXCESSIVE AIRSPEED WHICH RESULTED IN AN OVERRUN. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAKE A GO-AROUND AFTER HE FAILED TO ACHIEVE HIS PROPER TOUCHDOWN SPOT, AND HIS LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE.
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