NTSB Identification: LAX86LA015.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30189.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 13, 1985 in CONCORD, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T, registration: N47340
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 WAS LANDING AT NIGHT AT THE CONCLUSION OF A CROSS COUNTRY FLT. ON ENTRY TO THE DOWNWIND FOR FWY 19R, THE PLT ASKED THAT THE APPROACH LIGHTS BE TURNED UP FULL BRIGHT. ON SHORT FINAL, THE PLT SAID SHE ENCOUNTED EXCESSIVE GLARE IN HER CONTACT LENSES FROM THE APPROACH LIGHTS WHICH DISTRACTED HER. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY, COLLIDING WITH BOTH THE APPROACH LIGHTS AND AN AIRPORT BOUNDARY FENCE.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..APPROACH LIGHT/NAVAID


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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