NTSB Identification: NYC88LA225.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38216.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 21, 1988 in READINGTON, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260, registration: N9072P
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.

WHILE ATTEMPTING A GO-AROUND FROM A REJECTED LANDING IN X-WIND CONDITIONS THE PLT WHO HAD NO LANDINGS IN THE LAST 90 DAYS FAILED TO INITIATE THE GO-AROUND WITH SUFFICIENT TIME/DISTANCE TO CLEAR TREES OFF THE END OF THE RNWY. THE ACFT STRUCK THE TREES AND WAS DESTROYED.

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

ABORTED LANDING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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