NTSB Identification: ATL83FIJ01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, November 25, 1982 in MAN, WV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/25/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8249K
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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.

A WITNESS REPORTED THAT THE PILOT LANDED ABOUT 2100 FT DOWN THE 2750 FT, TURF RUNWAY, ROLLED SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET, THEN ATTEMPTED TO GO AROUND. WHEN THE AIRCRAFT WAS ABOUT 4 OR 5 FT IN THE AIR, IT HIT SOME TREES WHILE HEADING INTO A RIVER BASIN NEAR THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE LEFT WING HIT A SUSPENSION FOOT BRIDGE AS THE PLANE CROSSED UNDER THE BRIDGE. THE AIRCRAFT THEN CRASHED INTO THE RIVER BANK. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE WAS MADE, BUT NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. A WITNESS REPORTED THAT THE WIND FAVORED RUNWAY 32. ANOTHER WITNESS WAS IN AN AIRCRAFT GETTING READY TO DEPART ON RUNWAY 32 WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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