NTSB Identification: NYC83LA002
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 03, 1982 in BERNVILLE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12, registration: N3849M
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE PLANE CRASHED AFTER THE RIGHT WING TIP HIT THE TOP OF A TREE DURING LANDING. HE REPORTED THAT HE HAD FLOWN ONLY 2 HRS IN THE LAST 90 DAYS. HE NOTED THAT THIS WAS ONLY A 13 MINUTE FLIGHT. HE THOUGHT THAT HE WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE PROFICIENT DURING THE LANDING IF HE HAD FLOWN LONGER.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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