NTSB Identification: BFO88LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36426.
Accident occurred Friday, October 23, 1987 in CHURCHTON, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N2816M
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.

THE PLT RPRTD THAT AFTER SEARCHING UNSUCCESSFULLY FOR A WIND SOCK & GETTING NO REPLY ON UNICOM FREQ, HE MADE AN APCH TO RWY 16. LATER, HE SAW THE WIND SOCK ABOUT HALF WAY DOWN THE RWY NEAR A BUILDING. DRG THE APCH, HE NOTICED HE WAS HIGH & PUT THE ACFT IN A SLIP TO LOSE ALT. SUBSEQUENTLY, HE REALIZED HE WOULD BE UNABLE TO LAND ON THE REMAINING RWY & BEGAN A GO-AROUND. HOWEVER, ABOUT 150 TO 200 FT BEYOND THE DEP END OF THE RWY, THE LEFT WING HIT A TREE, THEN THE ACFT YAWED LEFT & CRASHED IN AN UPRIGHT ATTITUDE. THE PLT RPRTD THE WIND WAS FROM 240 DEG AT 10 KTS.

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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