NTSB Identification: SEA88LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35317.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 11, 1987 in WINNEMUCCA, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-400, registration: N400TT
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 WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND CLOSE TO THE APPROACH END OF THE RWY. HE MADE THE APPROACH WITH FULL FLAPS AT 85 MPH THE RATE OF DESCENT BECAME EXCESSIVE AND BEFORE RECOVERY WAS AFFECTED THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE NEAR THE RWY THRESHOLD. THE ACC SITE WAS 4400 FT MSL WITH A DENSITY ALT OF 5500 FT. THE PLT STATED THAT HE SHOULD NOT HAVE 'DRAGGED' THE HEAVILY LOADED ACFT UNDER THE EXISTING CONDITIONS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
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