NTSB Identification: NYC86LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30545.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 28, 1985 in ELLINGTON, CT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24, registration: N7571P
Injuries: 4 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.

WHILE ON APCH FOR LANDING, ABOUT 50 FT FROM THE RWY, THE LANDING GEAR CONTACTED A BRIDGE AND THE ACFT BOUNCED INTO THE AIR. PWR WAS ADDED AT THIS TIME AND AGAIN THE ACFT BOUNCED. THE ACFT WAS THEN LANDED ON THE RWY AND IT SKIDDED TO A STOP. THE PLT STATED SHE INTENTIONALLY MADE A LOW, SLOW APCH BECAUSE THE RWY WAS SHORT. SHE ALSO REPORTED THE ACFT LANDING LIGHT WAS NOT USED DURING THE APCH.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK

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