NTSB Identification: NYC87LA242.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35904.
Accident occurred Monday, August 31, 1987 in MARLBORO, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1989
Aircraft: MOONEY M20B, registration: N77DL
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING THE PLT'S 1ST APCH TO LAND, HE NOTED A WIND SHIFT & MADE A GO-AROUND. HE SAID THE WIND SHIFTED BACK IN FAVOR OF RWY 27, SO HE ATTEMPTED ANOTHER LANDING WITH A LONGER, LOWER APCH TO ACCOMMODATE THE WINDS. ALSO, HE NOTED THERE WERE TREES NEAR THE APCH END OF THE RWY. THE PLT STATED THAT ON THE 2ND APCH, HE FLARED OVER THE 'NUMBERS' & THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 1/3 OF THE WAY DOWN THE RWY. SUSPECTING ANOTHER WIND REVERSAL, HE ELECTED TO GO AROUND AGAIN. HOWEVER, ON THE 2ND GO-AROUND, THE ACFT HIT THE TOPS OF TREES NEAR THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY & CRASHED. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WERE EVIDENT.

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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