NTSB Identification: CEN12LA337
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 04, 2012 in Put-in-Bay, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/29/2013
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N2434M
Injuries: 4 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 airplane touched down too far down the runway at a high rate of speed and began to porpoise. The pilot aborted the landing, and during the climb, which was too shallow, the airplane's left wing struck trees near the departure end of the runway and was substantially damaged. The airplane returned to the airport and landed without further incident. Postaccident examination revealed no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation

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

The pilot's failure to attain a proper touchdown point at the proper speed, his failure to initiate a go-around, and the airplaneā€™s inadequate climb gradient after the aborted landing, which resulted in impact with the trees.

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