NTSB Identification: FTW87LA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33739.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 28, 1987 in MANY, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N2946Y
Injuries: 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.

ACFT RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE WHEN IT RAN OFF THE END OF A 3,300' PVT AIRSTRIP INTO A LAKE DURING AN ATTEMPTED GO AROUND. THE WINDS WERE CALM. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE LANDED LONG AND FAST OVER TREES AT THE THRESHOLD AND DELAYED INITIATING A GO AROUND UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE. THE AIRCRAFT SUBSEQUENTLY WENT OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY INTO THE LAKE.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED LANDING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED(VREF)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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