NTSB Identification: NYC85FHJ01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26958.
Accident occurred Friday, November 23, 1984 in HASTINGS, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N32473
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

PLT WAS OCCUPYING RT FRONT SEAT, PAX IN LEFT. PLT STATED HE NOTED ENG OIL PRESS GAGE READING LOW AND, RECALLING PRIOR EMERG LNDG ON GOLF COURSE DUE OIL STARVATION, ELECTED PRECAUTIONARY LNDG ON GOLF COURSE. ACFT OVERSHOT INTENDED APPROACH. PLT INITIATED GO-AROUND BUT COLLIDED WITH TREES (185 FT HEIGHT). INVESTIGATION REVEALED GOLF FAIRWAYS SITUATED IN NARROW RAVINE SURROUNDED BY HIGH TERRAIN ALMOST INPOSSIBLE AS A LNDG SITE.' INSPECTION OF ENG REVEALED NO EVIDENCE MECHANICAL OR THERMAL DISTRESS INDICATIVE OF OIL LOSS. SMALL OIL SPOT FOUND WHERE ACFT FIRST STRUCK GROUND (#4 CYL ROCKER BOX OIL RETURN LINE SEPARATED AT CASE END). NO ABNORMALITIES FOUND IN POWER PLANT.

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ENGINE INSTRUMENT..MISREAD..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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