NTSB Identification: NYC88LA064.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36827.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, January 08, 1988 in ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N62554
Injuries: 2 Minor,3 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 PIPER PA-23-250 MADE AN INSTRUMENT APPROACH TO THE AIRPORT. THE PILOT SAID HE LOWERED THE LANDING GEAR PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN, HOWEVER, BOTH PROPELLERS STRUCK THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT TRIED TO MAKE A GO-AROUND AND THE AIRCRAFT STARTED TO VEER TO THE LEFT. THE PILOT REDUCED POWER AND THE AIRCRAFT MADE CONTACT WITH THE DIRT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT AND 2 PASSENGERS WERE NOT INJURED. TWO PASSENGERS RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. POST-CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT SHOWED THE LANDING GEAR AND LANDING GEAR LIGHTS AND WARNING HORN WORKED PROPERLY, AND THAT THE LANDING GEAR WAS RETRACTED WHEN THE A/C TOUCHED DOWN. NO MALFUNCTION COULD BE FOUND. THE PILOT HELD A VALID MEDICAL, HOWEVER, HIS PILOT CERTIFICATE WAS COMMERCIAL PRIVILAGES ASEL AND PRIVATE PRIVILAGES AMEL. HE HAD RECEIVED SEVERAL CHECKRIDES FROM THE FAA IN MULTI-ENGINE A/C UNDER 14 CFR 135 ALLOWING HIM TO OPERATE AS PIC IN MULTI-ENGINE A/C WITHOUT THIS BEING DISCOVERED BY THE FAA.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CHECKLIST..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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