NTSB Identification: NYC85FNA03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32822.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 17, 1985 in NEWBURYPORT, MA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151, registration: N8371C
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A LANDING AT NIGHT WITH AN INOPERATIVE LANDING LIGHT AND NO RUNWAY LIGHTS. AFTER CIRCLING THE AIRPORT 3 OR 4 TIMES HE ATTEMPTED A LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE AND THE PILOT RECEIVED SERIOUS INJURIES. THE PASSENGER RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES.

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

NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

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



Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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