NTSB Identification: NYC85LA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28587.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 14, 1985 in PROVINCETOWN, MA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301T, registration: N8210H
Injuries: 3 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.

DURING ARRIVAL, THE ACFT WAS VECTORED FOR AN ILS RWY 7 APCH WHICH WAS MADE WITH A TAIL WIND. ON HIS 1ST ATTEMPT, THE PLT MADE A MISSED APCH & WAS VECTORED FOR ANOTHER ILS. AFTER MAKING A 2ND APCH, HE LANDED. THE PLT STATED THAT WHILE HE WAS LANDING, HE MISTOOK THE RWY END LIGHTS & LIGHTS ON THE LOCALIZER ANTENNA AS LIGHTS ON ADDITIONAL RWY. WHEN HE RECOGNIZED THAT THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT RWY REMAINING, IT WAS TO LATE TO GO AROUND. UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING RWY, THE ACFT CONTINUED OFF THE END & ONTO SOFT SANDY TERRAIN WHERE THE GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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