NTSB Identification: NYC85LA021.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26725.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 04, 1984 in OXFORD, CT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N38996
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.

AFTER ENTERING THE TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR THE SELECTED RUNWAY, PLT WAS INFORMED OF SURFACE WIND CONDITIONS AND ELECTED TO CONTINUE AND EXECUTE A DOWNWIND LANDING. UPON TOUCHDOWN, PLT RAISED FLAPS TO ASSIST BRAKING ACTION. DURING ROLL-OUT THE PLT DECIDED INSUFFICIENT RUNWAY REMAINED FOR A SAFE STOP AND ADDED POWER FOR A GO-AROUND. HE THEN REALIZED THAT A GO-AROUND WAS NOT POSSIBLE, CLOSED THE THROTTLE AND LOCKED THE BRAKES. THE ACFT CONTINUED BEYOND THE RUNWAY ONTO A ROUGH DOWNSLOPE. ACFT DOWNHILL PROGRESS WAS ARRESTED BY CONTACT WITH BRUSH.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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