NTSB Identification: NYC85LA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28538.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 16, 1985 in SPRING VALLEY, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: CFEYV
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.

THE PLT DECIDED TO DIVERT TO THE RAMPA VALLEY ARPT DUE TO WX. HE OVER FLEW THE ARPT 2 TIMES, THEN MADE AN APCH TO LAND, BUT THE ACFT WAS HIGH & FAST, SO HE MADE A GO-AROUND. HE STATED THAT HE MADE A NORMAL LANDING ON THE NEXT APCH. HOWEVER, HE WAS UNABLE TO GET SUFFICIENT BRAKING ACTION ON THE WET RWY. THE ACFT CONTINUED OFF THE DEPARTURE END & WENT INTO A DITCH. REPORTEDLY, THE PLT HAD LANDED ON THE ASPHALT RWY IMMEDIATELY AFTER RAIN HAD STOPPED FALLING. AFTER LANDING, THE PLT DECIDED NOT TO MAKE A GO-AROUND SINCE THERE WERE POWER LINES NEAR THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,HYDROPLANING CONDITION..WATER



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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