NTSB Identification: NYC90LA153.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41243.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 08, 1990 in HIGH POINT LAKE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/10/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N3776R
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor.

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 AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN AT A REPORTED SPEED OF 80 KNOTS ON A 1900 FOOT HARD, BUMPY RUNWAY. THE PILOT SAID THE AIRCRAFT BECAME UNCONTROLLABLE, AND HE INITIATED A GO-AROUND. DURING THE GO-AROUND, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE WINDSOCK AND CARRIED IT ON THE LEFT WING. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED FOR 1/4 MILE, OVER A SLIGHT RISE, AND CAME TO REST IN A ROCK QUARRY. THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED AND THE THREE OCCUPANTS RECEIVED SERIOUS INJURIES.

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

A LOSS OF CONTROL UPON TOUCHDOWN AND DURING THE GO AROUND, WHICH RESULTED IN UNCONTROLLED CONTACT WITH THE WINDSOCK AND A ROCK QUARRY. CONTRIBUTING WAS THE EXCESSIVE SPEED OF THE AIRCRAFT (REPORTED 80 KNOTS) UPON INITIAL TOUCHDOWN.

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