NTSB Identification: ATL82FID05
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 27, 1982 in CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/27/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2466B
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER PERFORMING FOUR SUCCESSFUL NIGHT APPROACHES THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A SHORT FIELD APPROACH WITH THE LANDING LIGHT OFF.ON FINAL HE STATED IT APPEARED HE WAS GETTING TOO LOW SO HE TURNED THE LANDING LIGHT ON AND CONTINUED THE APPROACH. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A BANK 50 FEET SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AND CONTINUED THROUGH A SNOWBANK.

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

ALTITUDE..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 PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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