NTSB Identification: NYC85LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28316.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 26, 1985 in CLEARFIELD, PA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N55369
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 ACFT VEERED OFF THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH A DRAINAGE DITCH DURING TOUCHDOWN. THE PLT STATED THAT DURING THE APCH TO THE ARPT, THE ACFT FLEW OVER A COAL STRIPPING MINE WHICH PRODUCED TURBULENCE AND RESULTED IN A TOUCHDOWN WITHOUT PROPER ALIGNMENT WITH THE RWY.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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