NTSB Identification: FTW76FRD20
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N70421

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3394  75/11/13   MELVILLE,LA         PIPER J3C-65        CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 50, 282
        TIME - 1400                    N70421              PX-  0  0  1  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 144 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - HANK SHOELER STRP
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          OPELOUSAS,LA                MELVILLE,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           OVERSHOOT                                                LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND SPEED
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO INITIATE GO-AROUND
           MISCELLANEOUS - EVASIVE MANEUVER TO AVOID COLLISION
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INTENTIONAL GROUND-WATER-LOOP-SWERVE
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - MISCELLANEOUS-PERSONNEL: PASSENGER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - POORLY PLANNED APPROACH
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     RIGHT CROSS WIND 068-112 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           85                                                      165
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           10                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- PAX INADVERTENTLY HIT THROTTLE. ACFT FLOATED,LND IN LAST THIRD OF RWY. AVOIDED DITCH. GUSTS TO 12K

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