NTSB Identification: MIA88LA271.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37783.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 04, 1988 in LAKE WALES, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N722TC
Injuries: 2 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 PLT STATED HE APPROACHED THE 2,450 FT GRASS AIRSTRIP FROM THE NE & CIRCLED NORTH OF IT TO OBSERVE THE WINDSOCK. THE WIND APPEARED TO BE FROM THE EAST. THE PILOT ENTERED THE PATTERN TO LAND ON RWY 36. WHILE FLARING TO LAND THE ACFT FLOATED DOWN THE RWY & TOUCHED DOWN AT MIDFIELD. THE PLT APPLIED THE BRAKES BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE ACFT BEFORE IT WENT OFF THE END & COLLIDED WITH A RWY LIGHT & FENCE. HE FURTHER STATED A GO-AROUND WAS NOT POSSIBLE DUE TO INSUFFICIENT RWY REMAINING. AFTER EXITING THE ACFT THE PLT FURTHER STATED THE WIND WAS FROM THE SOUTH AT 10-15 KNOTS. ACCORDING TO THE OWNER OF THE AIRSTRIP, THE PLT LANDED WITH A 10-15 KNOT TAILWIND.

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

WIND INFORMATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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