NTSB Identification: NYC87LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35079.
Accident occurred Friday, May 01, 1987 in HAMPTON, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: STEARMAN PT-17, registration: N3993P
Injuries: 2 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, THE PLT STATED THAT THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A MODERATE CROSSWIND. AT ABT MID-FIELD, THE PLT ELECTED TO MAKE A GO-AROUND, HOWEVER, DUE TO WINDSHEAR AND/OR DOWNDRAFTS, THE ACFT WAS UNABLE TO CLIMB. THE STEARMAN COLLIDED WITH SEVERAL TALL TREES OFF THE END OF THE RWY AND CAME TO REST AT THE BASE OF ONE OF THEM.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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