NTSB Identification: NYC00LA003.
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Accident occurred Sunday, October 03, 1999 in GREENVILLE, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-60-700P, registration: N407SA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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After entering VFR conditions at 6,000 feet MSL, the pilot canceled his IFR flight plan and made a straight-in, visual approach to a Runway 14, which had been NOTAM'd closed. During the landing, the airplane struck a lighted barricade and it's left wing contacted a 5 to 6 foot high pile of gravel located about 3,100 feet beyond the approach end of the runway. The pilot stated he re-checked the NOTAMS for the airport after the accident, and observed the NOTAM for the closed runway. The pilot said it was possible that he did not scroll all the way down the computer screen when he originally checked the NOTAMS.

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

The pilot's inadequate preflight planning and his inadequate visual lookout.

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