NTSB Identification: NYC89LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40418.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 1988 in PITTSTOWN, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/25/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N3208T
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 AIRCRAFT WAS COMING IN FOR A LANDING AND THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE EXPERIENCED AIRSPEED FLUCTUATIONS AND TURBULENCE. THE AIRCRAFT PORPOISED ON THE RUNWAY MULTIPLE TIMES AND DEPARTED THE RUNWAY TO THE LEFT SIDE STRIKING TREES.

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

UNCONTROLLED CONTACT WITH TREES AFTER THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT DURING AN ATTEMPTED LANDING.

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