NTSB Identification: NYC82FNC07
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 23, 1982 in WARREN, VT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/23/1983
Aircraft: AEROTEK-PITTS S-2A, registration: N388N
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT BEFORE LANDING, HE NOTICED HEAVY WIND SHEAR WHILE ON DOWNWIND AND BASE. REPORTEDLY, HE ENCOUNTERED A SEVERE SINK AFTER TURNING FROM BASE TO FINAL APPROACH. HE ADDED FULL POWER, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE DESCENT BEFORE CONTACTING THE GROUND HARD, SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT ESTIMATED THAT THE SURFACE WIND WAS GUSTING TO 35 KNOTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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