NTSB Identification: NYC89LA004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38688.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 06, 1988 in NEW CASTLE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2542D
Injuries: 2 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 CFI AND STUDENT PLT WERE PRACTICING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. THE CFI SAID THE LANDING WAS LONG AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT QUITE ALIGNED WITH THE RWY. BY THE TIME THE AIRCRAFT WAS REALIGNED AND UNDER CONTROL THE CFI THOUGHT THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT RWY TO STOP SO HE ADDED POWER TO TAKEOFF. THERE WERE TREES OFF THE END OF THE RWY AND THE ACFT CLEARED THE FIRST ROW OF TREES BUT COLLIDED WITH THE SECOND ROW AND CRASHED IN THE FIELD BEYOND.

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..DUAL STUDENT

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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