NTSB Identification: NYC82DA055
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 12, 1982 in ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/12/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200, registration: N1519T
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE ELECTED TO FLY HIS IFR APPROACH TO THE RUNWAY WITH A 10 KT QUARTERING TAIL WIND. HE REPORTED ENCOUNTERING HYDROPLANING CONDITIONS AFTER LANDING WITHIN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE RUNWAY. BY THE TIME HE CONSIDERED A GO-AROUND, THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT AIRSPEED AND RUNWAY REMAINING. ASYMMETRICAL POWER WAS USED TO TURN THE AIRCRAFT AND AVOID ENTERING WATER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR STRUCK A LIGHT AND COLLAPSED.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..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:

AIRSPEED..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

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

MANEUVER..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD

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