NTSB Identification: NYC83LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20866.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 09, 1983 in MATAMORIS, PA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N7522P
Injuries: 1 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.

THE ACFT LANDED DOWNWIND AND OVERRAN THE RUNWAY AFTER WHICH IT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE DURING A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. THEPILOT HAD DISCOVERED A BAD BRAKE CYLINDER AND FUEL SELECTOR VALVE AND WAS RETURNING THE ACFT TO THE MECHANIC WHO HAD PERFORMED THE ANNUAL 5 WKS EARLIER. DURING THE TRIP HE RAN LOW ON FUEL AND COULD NOT SWITCH TANKS SO HE LANDED DOWNWIND BECAUSE OF WIRES AT THE OPPOSITE END OF THE RUNWAY. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT THERE WAS 23 GALLONS OF FUEL IN THE TANK BEING USED. HE SAID HE ENCOUNTERED HEAD WINDS WHICH FORCED HIM TO LAND AT THE PRIVATE STRIP WHERE THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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