NTSB Identification: BFO86LA035.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30615.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 11, 1986 in MT. HOLLY, VA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N6264Y
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 NOSE GEAR WAS SHEARED OFF WHEN THE ACFT CONTACTED A DITCH DURING AN OVERRUN LANDING. UPON ARRIVING AT THE PVT AIRSTRIP THE PLT CIRCLED THE RWY AND DECIDED IT WAS SUITABLE FOR LANDING. TOUCHDOWN WAS MADE 400 FT DOWN THE RWY AND NORMAL DECELERATION WAS OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF BRAKES AND AERODYNAMIC BRAKING. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, THE ACFT DECELERATION SLOWED AND GROUND SPEED INCREASED. THE PLT VERIFIED THROTTLES AT IDLE AND ACFT CONFIGURATION. THE ACFT TRAVELED OFF THE END OF THE RWY, CONTACTED A POST AND A DITCH, CONTINUED OVER A TWO LANE HWY AND CAME TO REST IN A SECOND DITCH. PLT WAS ORIGINALLY INFORMED THE AIRSTRIP WAS 3000 FT LONG WHEN IN ACTUALITY IT IS 2250 FT LONG. THE GRASS WAS ALSO WET FROM MORNING DEW. AN ABORTED LANDING WAS NOT PERFORMED BECAUSE OF PWR LINES AT THE END OF THE RWY. A 5 KT TAILWIND WAS PRESENT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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