NTSB Identification: ATL85IA153.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27827.
Incident occurred Saturday, May 04, 1985 in WHITE SULPHUR, WV
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N2618M
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

DURING VFR LDG APCH, PILOT NOTED A VEHICLE ON THE LEFT EDGE OF THE RWY. THE APCH WAS CONTD AND AS THE LDG FLARE WAS STARTED, THE PILOT AND ONE OF HIS PASSENGERS STATED THAT THE VEHICLE STARTED ACROSS THE RWY IN FRONT OF THEM. THE PILOT PULLED THE YOKE BACK TO Z00M OVER THE VEHICLE WITHOUT ADDING POWER. THE ACFT STRUCK THE RWY AND BOUCCED. THE NOSE GEAR SUPPORT TRUSS WAS DISPLACED UPWARD AND THE TOP FITTING PENETRATING THE TOP FUSELAGE SKIN AT THE FUSELAGE/ WINDSHIELD JUNCTURE. WITNESSES ON THE GROUND STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED ON THE LEFT EDGE OF THE RWY AND WAS UNOCCUPIED.

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

PULL-UP..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..CONGESTED


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE

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