NTSB Identification: NYC85LA198.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29114.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 03, 1985 in QUAKERTOWN, PA
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N92279
Injuries: 1 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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH WIRES DURING A LNDG ATTEMPT. THE ACFT WAS THROWN OUT OF CONTROL AND DRAGGED A WING AFTER WHICH IT NOSED OVER. THE PLT SAID THAT HE THOUGHT THE WIRES HAD BEEN CLEARED. HE WAS TRYING TO PUT THE ACFT RIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE FIELD BECAUSE OF THE SHORT LNDG DISTANCE.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..GUY WIRE

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