NYC04CA205
NYC04CA205

On September 5, 2004, about 1515 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA32-300, N1351H, was substantially damaged while landing at the Montauk Airport (MTP), Montauk, New York. The certificated private pilot and four passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight that departed Danbury, Connecticut. The personal flight was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

The airplane was on final approach to runway 6, a 3,258-foot-long, 85-foot-wide, asphalt runway.

The pilot reported that the airplane encountered wind shear, which caused it to lose both altitude and airspeed. The airplane's left wing struck trees, and the airplane landed hard. The nose and right main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane slid to a stop.

The pilot stated that he did not experience any mechanical problems.

Winds reported at MTP, about the time of the accident, were from 110 degrees at 11 knots, with 18 knot gusts.

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