NTSB Identification: NYC88LA098.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37688.
Accident occurred Monday, February 29, 1988 in WEST DOVER, VT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-160, registration: N83459
Injuries: 2 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 PA-28 LANDED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK A SNOWBANK RECEIVING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE PILOT WHEN INTERVIEWED BY THE FAA SAID THE ENGINE DID NOT MISS AND WASN'T CUTTING OUT AND THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO 'TAKE THE MAJORITY OF THE BLAME'. ON NTSB FORM 6120.1, HE SAID THE ENGINE WAS MISSING.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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