NTSB Identification: NYC83LA014
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 27, 1982 in BUCKINGHAM, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N4956L
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.

AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE DURING ONE OF SEVERAL LOW PASSES. PILOT SAID HE HAD TEMPORARY POWER LOSS. WITNESSES SAID HIS PASSES WERE AT HIGH SPEED, HIGH POWER WITH NO SIGN OF ENGINE TROUBLE. HE MADE A SECCESSFUL LANDING BACK AT DEPARTURE POINT WITH DAMAGED AIRCRAFT.

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:

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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