NTSB Identification: NYC00LA254.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 07, 2000 in FACTORYVILLE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/17/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-24-260, registration: N8704P
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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During a practice short field landing at dusk, the airplane touched down about 1 foot short of the runway. It struck a runway threshold light, the left landing gear strut collapsed, and the airplane veered off to the left. There were no mechanical problems with the airplane, and the commercial pilot had over 9,400 hours of flight time.

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

The pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point.

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