NTSB Identification: NYC82DA048
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 10, 1982 in PITTSTOWN, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151, registration: N8787F
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

AFTER ARRIVING FROM ALEXANDRIA, NJ WITH AN INSTRUCTOR PILOT, THE STUDENT MADE TWO PRACTICE LANDING AT THE PITTSTOWN AIRPORT WITHOUT INCIDENT. HOWEVER, ON A SUBSEQUENT SOLO FLIGHT, THE STUDENT PILOT LANDED LONG ON THE 2000 FT RUNWAY. HE STATED THAT HE RAN OFF THE RUNWAY, LOST CONTROL IN MUD, AND STRUCK A PARKED CESSNA 170. ALSO, HE REPORTED THAT THE SHORT RUNWAY, MUD AT THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, AND DOWNHILL SLOPE OF THE RUNWAY WERE FACTORS. THE PLANE RAN OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY BEFORE HITTING THE CESSNA.

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 PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..DOWNHILL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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