NTSB Identification: ATL88LA029.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35392.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 07, 1987 in SEBRING, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N667FL
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 AIRPLANE LANDED HARD SHORT OF THE RWY, AND SUSTAINED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THE LDG GEAR AND BOTH WINGS. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE HAD BEEN DISTRACTED BY ANOTHER AIRPLANE THAT ENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN AHEAD OF HIM, AND HAD INADVERTENTLY ALLOWED THE AIRPLANE AIRSPEED TO DECREASE. THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUENTLY IMPACTED RISING TERRAIN A FEW FEET SHORT OF THE RWY THRESHOLD. THE STALL WARNING LIGHT WAS OBSERVED TO ILLUMINATE JUST PRIOR TO IMPACT.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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