NTSB Identification: MIA90LA160.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41917.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 25, 1990 in PLYMOUTH, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N32446
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.

PLT DEPARTED FOR DESTINATION WITHOUT RECEIVING A WEATHER BRIEFING. AFTER TAKEOFF HE NOTICED THUNDERSTORMS IN AREA. HE CONTINUED TO HIS DESTINATION AND RECEIVED RUNWAY AND WIND INFORMATION FROM UNICOM. A GOAROUND WAS MADE FROM HIS FIRST APPROACH DUE TO GUSTY WINDS. WHILE FLARING TO LAND AFTER HIS SECOND APPROACH THE AIRPLANE DRIFTED TO THE LEFT DUE TO THE CROSSWIND. A GOAROUND WAS ATTEMPTED HOWEVER THE FLIGHT COLLIDED WITH A PARKED AIRPLANE BEFORE A CLIMB COULD BE ESTABLISHED. THE ELEVATOR WAS DAMAGED IN THE COLLISION AND A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN A FIELD 3 MILES FROM THE AIRPORT.

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

THE PILOTS DECISION TO DEPART FOR HIS DESTINATION AIRPORT IN THE PATH OF APPROACHING THUNDERSTORMS RESULTING IN THE ENCOUNTER WITH WIND GUSTS DURING LANDING WHICH EXCEEDED HIS LIMITATIONS.

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