NTSB Identification: NYC86LA108.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31321.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 20, 1986 in MATAWAN, NJ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N47355
Injuries: 4 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 LOCAL SIGHTSEEING FLIGHT DEPARTED MARLBORO AIRPORT AT ABOUT 1300 HOURS AND RETURNED AT ABOUT 1400 HOURS. ENTERED PATTERN DOWNWIND AND FLEW A NORMAL PATTERN AND APPROACH. DURING FLARE, THE AIRCRAFT WAS HIT BY A GUST OF WIND. AFTER TOUCHDOWN AND DURING LANDING ROLL, BRAKES WERE APPLIED. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO ROLL AND SLID OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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