NTSB Identification: NYC88LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37810.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 17, 1988 in LINCOLN PARK, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T, registration: N9892K
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING TAKEOFF THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO BECOME BRIEFLY AIRBORNE; THEN THE WING DIPPED JUST BEFORE GROUND CONTACT. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED ABOUT 50 FEET FROM THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY AND ABOUT 300 FEET TO THE RIGHT. THE PILOT SAID HE EXPERIENCED A POWER LOSS AND HAD NO RECOLLECTION AFTER THAT. EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE FAILED TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF A LOSS OF POWER. THE FAA REPORTED THERE WAS A LEFT CROSS WIND AT 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 20 KNOTS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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