NTSB Identification: FTW85LA260.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29305.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 16, 1985 in HOUSTON, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N66887
Injuries: 1 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 STATED HE FIRST SAW ANOTHER AIRCRAFT AHEAD OF AND BELOW HIM ON FINAL TO THE RUNWAY. HE MANEUVERED TO ESTABLISH INTERVAL, THEN DECIDED TO GO AROUND. HE ADDED FULLTHROTTLES BUT LEFT THE FLAPS AND GEAR DOWN. UNALBE TO CLIMB,HE DECIDED TO LAND BEHIND THE OTHER AIRCRAFT. LANDING SHORT,THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A 1-2 FT LIP AT THE RUNWAY, SHEARING ONE LANDING GEAR AND COLLAPSING ANOTHER. THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE BUT THE PILOT ESCAPED WITHOUT INJURY.

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

GO-AROUND..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL SEPARATION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

STALL..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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