NTSB Identification: NYC85FA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30242.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 10, 1985 in EAST HADDAM, CT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N55408
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
DURING APPROACH TO RUNWAY 14 PILOT DECIDED TO GO AROUND. AIRCRAFT TURNED LEFT ABOUT 90 DEGREES AND COLLIDED WITH RISING TERRAIN .2 NM EAST OF THE RUNWAY. THE RISING TERRAIN PARALLELS RUNWAY 14.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT HANDLING..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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