NTSB Identification: NYC84FNC02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25711.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 12, 1984 in ROCKLAND, ME
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31S 2, registration: N700D
Injuries: 1 Serious,4 Minor.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
FOLLOWING THE RWY 03 LOC APCH PLT DECIDED TO LAND STRAIGHT IN WITH A TAILWIND RATHER THAN CIRCLING BECAUSE OF LOW CLOUDS SURROUNDING THE ARPT. ACFT TOUCHED DOWN WITH APRX 2000 FT OF WET RWY REMAINING. ACFT TRAVELED OFF END OF RWY UNTIL IT CONTACTED AN EMBANKMENT. PLT STATED, HE THOUGHT THE FLAPS WERE RAISED DURING THE LANDING ROLL TO ASSIST IN THE BRAKING ACTION BUT LATER DISCOVERED THEY WERE STILL 1/2 EXTENDED AFTER THE ACCIDENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET
COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
ABORTED LANDING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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