NTSB Identification: LAX83FA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20329.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 02, 1983 in COMPTON, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N1399H
Injuries: 2 Serious,1 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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A CHAIN LINK FENCE AND A BRICK WALL DURING AN ATTEMPTED GO-AROUND AFTER OVERSHOOTING THE RUNWAY DURING LANDING. THE PILOT WAS HIGH AND HAD ABOUT 25 PERCENT OF THE RUNWAY LEFT WHEN HE DECIDED TO GO AROUND. THE LANDINGWAS ATTEMPTED ON RUNWAY 25L. THE WIND WAS 030 DEGREES AT 4 KTS. THE WEATHER WAS VMC. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED AND THE TWO PILOTS IN THE FRONT SEAT WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED. THE REAR SEAT PASSENGER WAS NOT HURT. THERE WAS NO FIRE EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS FUEL PRESENT IN BOTH WINGS.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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