NTSB Identification: LAX89LA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38620.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 29, 1988 in AVALON, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N28843
Injuries: 1 Minor,4 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 PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE DURING LANDING ROLL AT CATALINA AIRPORT. THE AIRPLANE DEPARTED THE END OF RUNWAY 22, WENT DOWN A STEEP SLOPE AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HIS FIRST APPROACH HAD BEEN TOO HIGH, SO HE MADE A GO-AROUND AND RETURNED FOR LANDING. THE PLT SAID HE THEN MADE A NORMAL APPROACH AND LANDED 200-300 FEET PAST THE RUNWAY THRESHOLD. HE STATED THAT, 'I APPLIED NORMAL AND EVEN BRAKING PRESSURE, BUT THE PLANE DID NOT RESPOND AS I EXPECTED. INSTEAD IT DECELERATED VERY SLOWLY.' A WITNESS STATED THAT THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN IN THE LAST THIRD OF THE RUNWAY; HE STATED THAT THE PILOT'S APPROACH SEEMED TO BE FASTER THAN NORMAL. THE PILOT REPORTED NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES OF THE AIRPLANE.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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