NTSB Identification: NYC88LA113.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38102.
Accident occurred Monday, March 28, 1988 in DOWNINGTOWN, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: PIPER J-3, registration: N7170H
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.

THE PILOT WAS PERFORMING TOUCH AND GO WHEEL LANDINGS. DURING AN APPROACH THE PILOT CAME IN TOO LOW AND THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR IMPACTED AN ELECTRIC POWER POLE. THE PILOT LANDED THE AIRCRAFT ON A GRASS STRIP WITH ONLY THE LEFT MAIN GEAR THEN FLIPPED INVERTED.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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