NTSB Identification: NYC88LA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37489.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 11, 1988 in CHATHAM, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260, registration: N9281P
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.

AFTER ABORTING TWO LANDINGS ON RUNWAY 24 AT CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, THE PILOT WAS ADVISED BY RADIO TO USE RUNWAY 6. WHILE ATTEMPTING A LANDING ON RUNWAY 6, THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AND THE LANDING GEAR WAS SHEARED OFF WHEN IT STRUCK A GRASS KNOLL. THE AIRPLANE SKIDDED TO A STOP ON ITS BELLY.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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