NTSB Identification: NYC83LA090.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20345.
Accident occurred Monday, April 11, 1983 in JAMAICA, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N2819A
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRCRAFT MADE A HARD LANDING AFTER AN ILS APPROACH TO RUNWAY 31L AT JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THE ACFT BROKE OUT OFTHE CLOUDS AT 600 FEET. AS DESCENT CONTINUED 2 NOTCHES OF FLAPS WERE APPLIED AND FLARE WAS BEGUN AT 20 FEET AGL. ABOUT 10 FT. ABOVE THE RUNWAY AT 60 KTS AIRSPEED THE PILOT STATED HE FELT A SLIGHT BUMP AS THE ACFT FISHTAILED. THE PILOT APPLIED POWER AS THE STALL WARNING SOUNDED BRIEFLY AND THE AIRSPEED DROPPED. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT THE ACFT NOSED DOWN OUT OF CONTROL, STRUCK THE RUNWAY AND BOUNCED. AT THIS TIME, ELECTRICAL POWER WAS LOST. THE PILOT APPLIED FULL POWER ANDTHEN CUT BACK TO LAND ON THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT TAXIED OFF THE RUNWAY WITHOUT LIGHTS OR RADIO AS AN ESCORT CAR ARRIVED TOAID IN TAXIING. DURING THIS TIME THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED DAMAGING THE PROPELLER.

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:

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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