NTSB Identification: FTW83LA125.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21499.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 20, 1983 in NACOGDOCHES, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31P, registration: N7334L
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.

DURING ARRIVAL, A LANDING WAS MADE AT NIGHT IMC CONDITIONS WITH LOW CEILINGS, HEAVY RAIN & GUSTY WINDS. THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING THE LANDING, THERE WAS A X-WIND COMPONENT, LIGHT TURBULENCE & A WIND SHIFT. REPORTEDLY THE ACFT WAS LANDED APRX HALF WAY DOWN THE RWY, THEN HYDROPLANING CONDITIONS WERE ENCOUNTERED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING RWY & THE ACFT WENT IN A DEEP DITCH AFTER RUNNING OFF THE END.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,HYDROPLANING CONDITION..WATER


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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