NTSB Identification: CHI87LA136.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33888.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 30, 1987 in PLYMOUTH, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N8231D
Injuries: 6 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.

WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH ABOUT 200 FEET FROM THE END OF THE RUNWAY, THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT PASSENGER TOLD THE PILOT SHE THOUGHT SHE SAW A DEER. THE PILOT ADDED POWER FOR A POSSIBLE GO-AROUND. SINCE HE DID NOT SEE ANY DEER, THE PILOT CONTINUED HIS LANDING. HE RETARDED POWER AND FLARED THE AIRCRAFT 'SOMEWHAT HIGH.' THE AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD AND PORPOISED.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..ANIMAL(S)


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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