NTSB Identification: NYC02LA064.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, February 19, 2002 in Argyle, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/28/2002
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-140, registration: N4456J
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.

While landing on a 2,400-foot long, turf runway, the airplane traveled over a "slushy" portion of the runway and the pilot was unable to stop. The airplane traveled off the end of the runway, and came to rest in a ditch. The pilot did not report any pre-impact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane. Examination of the runway by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that it was contaminated with ice, snow, and water.

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

The pilot's improper in-flight decision to land on a contaminated runway. A factor was the contaminated runway.

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