NTSB Identification: NYC86LA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30133.
Accident occurred Friday, November 22, 1985 in WEST POINT, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N54236
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 WAS RETURNING TO UNIVERSITY PARK ARPT AFTER PASSENGERS WERE DROPPED OFF AT WATERBURY OXFORD ARPT. APRX 20 MINUTES INTO THE FLT, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TWO BIRDS. THE LEFT WING TIP WAS DAMAGED ALONG WITH A PORTION OF A SECTION OF THE LEFT WING 3 1/2 INBOARD. THE ACFT CONTINUED ONTO THE DESTINATION AND A LANDING WAS MADE WITHOUT INCIDENT.

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

OBJECT..BIRD(S)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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