NTSB Identification: NYC88LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38228.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 07, 1988 in BLAIRSTOWN, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N6762P
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 FLIGHT WAS ON FINAL FOR RUNWAY 7 FOLLOWING ANOTHER AIRPLANE, WHEN THE PILOT'S ATTENTION WAS DRAWN TO A GLIDER MANEUVERING IN THE AREA. HE YIELDED LEFT TO MAINTAIN A COMFORTABLE DISTANCE FROM THE GLIDER AND FAILED TO OBSERVE AN ANTENNA TOWER IN HIS PATH. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK THE ANTENNA THEN CONTINUED INBOUND AND LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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