NTSB Identification: ATL83LA336.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21751.
Accident occurred Monday, August 22, 1983 in RIDGELAND, SC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N2531U
Injuries: 2 Minor,3 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 OVERRAN THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH DURING LANDING. THE WEATHER WAS VMC WITH THE WINDS LIGHT AND VARIABLETHE PILOT SAID HE FOUND HIMSELF HIGH AS HE CROSSED THE RWY THRESHOLD. THE ACFT REPORTEDLY FLOATED BEFORE TOUCHDOWN. THE PILOT USED MAXIMUM BRAKING AFTER LANDING BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP. THE PILOT REPORTEDLY TOLD THE ARPT MGR THAT THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE AIRPLANE BUT HE MISJUDGED THE APPROACH AND OVERSHOT THE RWY.

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:

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

ABORTED LANDING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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