NTSB Identification: ATL88LA214.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36982.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 25, 1988 in ANDREWS, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N59039
Injuries: 4 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 FAILED TO ESTABLISH A PROPER APCH PROFILE AND EXPERIENCED A HARD LANDING. THE HARD LANDING CAUSED THE MAIN LANDING GEAR TO COLLAPSE, AND THE AIRPLANE VEERED OFF OF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. A WITNESS LOCATED NEAR THE RUNWAY CONFIRMED THAT THE AIRSPEED APPEARED HIGH AND THE TOUCHDOWN WAS EXCESSIVE. THE WRECKAGE EXAMINATION FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY SYSTEM FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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