NTSB Identification: NYC83LA152.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21322.
Accident occurred Friday, June 24, 1983 in MILLBROOK, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N6438P
Injuries: 1 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 PLT REPORTED THAT ON FINAL APCH, THE ACFT BEGAN AN UNEXPECTED DESCENT BELOW THE INTENDED GLIDE PATH. REPORTEDLY, FULL POWER WAS APPLIED TO REDUCE THE DWSCENT, BUT THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN APRX 20 FT SHORT OF THE RWY ON AN UPGRADE. THE ACFT BOUNCED IN THE AIR, THEN THE LEFT WING STRUCK THE GROUND DURING THE NEXT TOUCHDOWN. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT SLID ALONG THE GROUND & WENT OVER ON ITS RIGHT WING. AFTER COMING TO REST, THERE WAS DAMAGE TO THE PROPELLER, ENG, BOTH WINGS, NOSE & THE UNDERCARRIAGE.

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:

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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