NTSB Identification: NYC87LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32960.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 01, 1986 in CALDWELL, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201, registration: N8320A
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 PILOT IN COMMAND ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO BECOME TOO LOW DURING A NIGHT SIMULATED EMERGENCY (ENGINE OUT) DURING AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED THE TOPS OF TREES, BECAME UNCONTROLLABLE AND CRASHED TO THE GROUND.

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..SIMULATED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

LANDING LIGHT(S)..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,VISUAL APCH SLOPE IND(VASI)..INOPERATIVE

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