NTSB Identification: BFO90LA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43612.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 16, 1990 in CHESTER, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/23/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8167R
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 MISTAKENLY LANDED ON A ROAD PARALLEL AND EAST OF RUNWAY ONE, WHERE HE INTENDED TO LAND. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A PARKED TRUCK DURING THE LANDING ROLL. HE SAID SUNLIGHT OBSTRUCTED HIS VISION DURING THE APPROACH. HE DIDN'T REALIZE THE MISTAKE UNTIL AFTER HE LANDED. THIS WAS HIS FIRST FLIGHT TO THE AIRPORT.

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

THE PILOT'S MISIDENTIFICATION OF A ROAD FOR THE RUNWAY. FACTORS WERE SUNGLARE AND THE PILOT'S UNFAMILIARITY WITH THE AIRPORT, AND INADEQUATE VISUAL LOOKOUT.

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