NTSB Identification: MIA84LA014.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23061.
Accident occurred Friday, October 21, 1983 in CLEWISTON, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350, registration: N54CG
Injuries: 1 Minor,4 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 PLT STATED THAT DURING A X-WIND LANDING, HE WAS HIGH & FAST ON FINAL APCH & DID NOT UTILIZE THE FULL LENGTH OF THE RWY. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, HE CONSIDERED MAKING A GO-AROUND, BUT WAS NOT SURE WHETHER HE COULD CLEAR POWER LINES NEAR THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY. HE ELECTED TO CONTINUE THE LANDING & ALLOW THE ACFT TO ROLL OFF THE END ONTO AN AREA OF GRASS. HOWEVER, THE PASSENGER, A RATED PLT IN THE COPILOT'S SEAT, ALSO APPLIED BRAKES. AT THAT TIME, THE ACFT VEERED TO THE LEFT, WENT OFF THE RWY AND HIT A FENCE.

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

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..PERFORMED..PASSENGER

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:

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE




Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

Index for Oct1983 | Index of months