NTSB Identification: NYC81FNE30
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N2973Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2867  81/9/10    NORTHAMPTON,MA      PIPER PA-28         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 40, 61 TOTAL
        TIME - 1330                    N2973Y              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  HOURS, 7 IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - LAFLEUR
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ELLINGTON,CT                NORTHAMPTON,MA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           UNDERSHOOT                                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          NONE                                                     200
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           4                                                       VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR
        REMARKS- STRUCK TELEPHONE POLE LAYING ON GND(USED AS ARPT BOUNDRY MARKER)APRX 335FT BFR DSPLCD THRESHOLD.

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