NTSB Identification: NYC85LA171.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28379.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 13, 1985 in PITTSTOWN, NJ
Aircraft: BURKHART GROB G-109B, registration: N44GF
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 APPROACH TO RUNWAY 08 WAS NORMAL, HOWEVER IT WAS LONG. ALTHOUGH THE APPROACH WAS NOT TOO LONG TO LAND, THE STUDENT APPLIED FULL POWER AND DECIDED TO GO AROUND. THE INS TRUCTOR TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AFTER REALIZING THAT CLEARING THE TREES WOULD BE CLOSE. ALTITUDE WAS ABOUT 10 FEET WEHN THE INSTRUCTOR TURNED THE AIRCRAFT TOWARD A CLEARER AREA. THIS ALTITUDE WAS BELOW THE TREE TOPS AHEAD. THE INSTRUCTOR RESET THE PROPELLER TO CLIMB PITCH IN CASE IT MAY HAVE GONE INTO CRUISE PITCH DURING THE GO AROUND. THEINSTRUCTOR CONTINUED THE GO AROUND AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES WHEN IT COULD NO LONGER CLIMB ABOVE THE RISING TERRAIN.

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

POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

STALL/MUSH..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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