NTSB Identification: NYC83FHA01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 16, 1982 in BETHEL, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/16/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N2581R
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

WITNESSES STATED THE AIRCRAFT MADE SEVERAL LOW LEVEL PASSES OVER A FARM HOUSE INCLUDING FLYING UNDER POWERLINES BEFORE COLLIDING WITH A TREE. THE PILOT, WHO WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED COULD NOT REMEMBER THE CIRCUMSTANCES LEADING TO THE ACCIDENT. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE DID NOT REVEAL DESCREPANCIES AND INDICATED THAT THE ENGINE APPEARED CAPABLE OF OPERATING NORMALLY.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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