NTSB Identification: NYC88LA205.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38674.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 07, 1988 in STORMVILLE, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: COCKS STARDUSTER SA-300, registration: N34BC
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 OF A STARDUSTER SA-300 WAS ON A LOCAL FLIGHT WHEN HE LANDED AT AN UNCONTROLLED AIRPORT WHICH HAD BEEN NOTAMED CLOSED AND HAD AN X ON THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT SAID A VEHICLE OBSCURED THE APPROACH END DURING THE APPROACH AND THEN LEFT THE RUNWAY. HE SAID HE DID NOT OBSERVE THE X ON THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT DRIFTED RIGHT AND STRUCK A VEHICLE PARKED NEXT TO THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT HAD NOT OBTAINED A WEATHER BRIEFING PRIOR TO TAKEOFF. THE X USED ON THE RUNWAY WAS 2 FT WIDE AND 16 FT LONG, MUCH SMALLER THAN RECOMMENDED BY THE FAA. THREE OTHER AIRCRAFT ALSO LANDED AT THE SAME AIRPORT WHILE THE RUNWAY WAS MARKED WITH THE X.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY MARKING..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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