NTSB Identification: NYC84LA300.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26478.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 01, 1984 in MONTAUK, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260C, registration: N9485P
Injuries: 2 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, AFTER CLEARING SAND DUNES SHORT OF THE RWY POWER WAS REDUCED FOR LANDING. THE ACFT DECELERATED AND DESCENDED, LANDING HARD ON THE RWY. AS THE CO-PLT INITIATED AN ABORT, THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RWY TO THE RIGHT AND COLLIDED WITH A TREE. WIND WAS REPORTED BY THE PLT TO BE FROM NNW AT 10 KTS GUSTING TO 15. THE LEFT MAIN AND NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..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:

PROPER DESCENT RATE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND






Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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