NTSB Identification: SEA87LA088.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33707.
Accident occurred Monday, April 27, 1987 in BLAKELY ISLAND, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N5185L
Injuries: 1 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 PLT LANDED WITH EXCESS AIRSPEED PAST THE FIRST THIRD OF THE DOWNHILL RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED AND THE PILOT ADDED A LITTLE POWER. THE AIRCRAFT THEN STRUCK THE RUNWAY WITH THE NOSE GEAR. SINCE THE PLT FEARED GOING OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY INTO THE WATER, THE PLT USED EXCESSIVE BRAKING. THE AIRCRAFT THEN VEERED TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY STRIKING A TREE WITH THE LEFT WING.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..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

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..DOWNHILL

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