NTSB Identification: BFO86LA043.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33058.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 21, 1986 in INDIAN HEAD, MD
Aircraft: PIPER 601P, registration: N9756Q
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 OWNER OF THE AEROSTAR 601P WAS FLYING HIS FAMILY AND A FRIEND FROM BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS TO INDIAN HEAD, MARYLAND. AFTER MONITORING THE DCA ATIS HE ELECTED TO MAKE AN ILS TO FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA, BREAK OFF THE MISSED APPROACH AND PROCEED VFR OVER TO MARYLAND AIRPORT FOR A LANDING. HE STATED THAT HE SAW THE RUNWAY FROM A RIGHT BASE POSITION AND TURNED ONTO FINAL FOR RUNWAY 17. AFTER FLARING FOR LANDING THE AIRPLANE STALLED AND IMPACTED THE GROUND TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY. THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED AS DID THE NOSE GEAR AS THE AIRCRAFT SLID DOWN THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND CAME TO REST ABOUT 1000 FEET FROM THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY.

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:

STALL..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..FAILURE,TOTAL

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