NTSB Identification: NYC87LA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34051.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 17, 1987 in RANDOLPH, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2430G
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

STUDENT PILOT ON A CROSS COUNTRY INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT BECAME DISORIENTED, DECIDED TO RETURN TO DEPARTURE AIRPORT. HOWEVER SEEING THAT HE WAS RUNNING LOW ON FUEL LOOKED FOR AN AIRPORT TO LAND TO REFUEL AND FIND OUT HIS LOCATION. HE DECIDED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON A ROAD AND DURING DECENT COLLIDED WITH A GUY WIRE. DURING ROLL OUT, THE LEFT WING STRUCK A TELEPHONE POLE AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED.

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..GUY WIRE


Contributing Factors

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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