NTSB Identification: NYC85LA180B
Accident occurred Thursday, July 18, 1985 in BEDMINSTER, NJ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N4319F
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.

N4319F HEARD NG138J ANNOUNCE ITS POSITION IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN THROUGHOUT THE APPROACH AND LANDING. N4319F LANDED ON RUNWAY 30 AND WAS TAXIING BACK TO THE RAMP ON THE PARALLEL TAXIWAY. THE OCCUPANT OF N4319F OBSERVED N6139J LAND ABOUT MIDWAY DOWN THE RUNWAY AND MADE A LEFT TURN TOWARDS N4319F. THE PILOT OF N4319F APPLIED FULL POWER AND RIGHT RUDDER IN AN ATTEMPT TO AVOID THE COLLISION. N6319J ENCOUNTERED A CROSSWIND DURING THE FLARE AND LANDED WITH THE LEFT WHEEL OFF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT THEN STRUCK A RUNWAY LIGHT AND TURNED ABOUT 30 DEGREES TO THE LEFT. THE PILOT APPLIED RIGHT RUDDER BUT WAS UNABLE TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH THE OTHER AIRCRAFT. THE LEFT WINGS ON BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE DAMAGED.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RUN ON LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT MOVING ON GROUND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT


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