NTSB Identification: NYC85FHD01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28907.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 24, 1984 in PENNINGTON, NJ
Aircraft: PIPER CHEROKEE 140-C, registration: N5894U
Injuries: 2 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.

THE PLT & PASSG STATED THAT THE FLT & APPROACH TO LAND SEEMED NORMAL IN ALL RESPECTS. THEY BOTH HAVE NO RECOLLECTION OF THE ACTUAL ACCIDENT AND ONLY RECALL WAKING UP IN THE AMBULANCE. THERE ARE NO WITNESSES OF RECORD TO THE ACCIDENT. THE GROUNG EVIDENCE SHOWS TIRE MARKS ON A ROAD WHERE IT APPEARS THE ACFT BOUNCED & HIT AN EMBANKMENT SHORT OF THE RWY THRESHOLD. THE ACFT STOPPED AFTER A SLIDE OF ABOUT 12 FT ON THE RWY. THE NOSE GEAR WAS SHEARED OFF, THE PROP, THE RT WING DAMAGED, AND THE WINDSCREEN CRACKED DURING THE SLIDE. THE WIND WAS FROM 280 DEGREES AT 14 KTS WITH LITTLE OR NO TURBULENCE.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..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

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INADEQUATE TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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