NTSB Identification: NYC85LA196.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28126.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 27, 1985 in MANAHAWKIN, NJ
Aircraft: CESSNA 425, registration: N6887B
Injuries: 4 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.

AFTER OVERFLYING THE AIRFLD AND DECIDING TO LAND ON RWY 22, THE PLT CONCENTRATED ON THE AIRSPEED AND ALT OF THE ACFT. A TWR EAST OF THE FLT WAS NOTICED AND WAS NOT CONSIDERED A PROBLEM. DURING THE FINAL APCH, THE PLT WAS DISTRACTED BY A PASSENGER WHO SAID TO WATCH OUT FOR THE TWR. THE PLT LOOKED FOR THE TWR AND CONTINUED THE APCH. AT ABOUT 800 FT FRON THE THRESHOLD, THE PLT REDUCED PWR TO LOSE ALT AND INADVERTENTLY PULLED THE PWR LEVERS INTO REVERSE. THE ACFT LOST AIRSPEED QUICKLY AND LANDED APRX 40 FT SHORT OF THE RWY IN SOFT SAND. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE ASPHALT RWY AND BECAME AIRBORNE. THE ACFT LANDED HARD ON THE RWY APRX 100 FT PAST THE THRESHOLD AND VEERED LEFT. THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR ROLLED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY AND COLLAPSED.

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

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,REVERSING SYSTEM..ENGAGED

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY



Contributing Factors

DESCENT..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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