NTSB Identification: NYC87LA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35642.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 16, 1987 in NANTUCKET, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N40395
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.

THE PIPER PA-23-250 ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND AFTER CROSSING THE THRESHOLD AND OBSERVING THE RUNWAY LIGHTS WERE NOT ON DURING A NIGHT INSTRUMENT APPROACH. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE ADDED FULL POWER AND RETRACTED THE WING FLAPS. THE PROCEDURE IN THE PIPER MANUAL IS TO ADD FULL POWER, RETRACT THE LANDING GEAR, AND THEN SLOWLY RETRACT THE WING FLAPS. THE AIRCRAFT MADE GROUND CONTACT WITH THE LANDING GEAR STILL EXTENDED AND IT PASSED THROUGH A DRAINAGE DITCH.

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

GO-AROUND..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT



Contributing Factors

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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