NTSB Identification: BFO86LA009.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30663.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 15, 1985 in EDGEWATER, MD
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N427FL
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.

UPON RETURNING TO LEE ARPT, EDGEWATER, MD, FROM A X-COUNTRY FLT TO LANCASTER, PA, THE STUDENT PLT APPLIED FULL FLAPS DURING THE FINAL APCH FOR RWY 12. DURING THE LANDING FLARE, THE ACFT BALLOONED AND THE PLT APPLIED FULL PWR IN ORDER TO EXECUTE A GO-AROUND. ACCORDING TO THE PLT AFTER THE ACCIDENT, HE FAILED TO REDUCE PITCH IN TIME TO PREVENT A STALL, AND THE ACFT DROPPED TO THE RWY, CONTACTING THE MAIN GEAR FIRST. THE ACFT THEN SWERVED TO THE LEFT OF THE RWY INTO A FRESHLY PLOWED FLD AND FLIPPED OVER, COMING TO REST INVERTED.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..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:

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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