NTSB Identification: MIA88LA135.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36086.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 30, 1988 in CAPTIVA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301, registration: N8076D
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 PILOT ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO DESCEND BELOW THE NORMAL APPROACH ANGLE AND FAILED TO CORRECT THE SITUATION TIMELY. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A SEAWALL SEVERING FIRST THE NOSE GEAR AND THEN THE MAIN GEAR. THE AIRCRAFT SLID TO A STOP.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WALL/BARRICADE

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