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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 132176
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Date:13-NOV-1993
Time:09:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-151
Owner/operator:South Jersey Flyers
Registration: N7667F
C/n / msn: 28-7715231
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Greentown, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:7MY
Destination airport:PA49
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On Saturday, November 13, 1993, at 0915 eastern standard time, N7667F, a Piper PA-28-151, operated by South Jersey Flyers of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, and piloted by Donald Powell of Morristown, New Jersey, collided with trees during a go-around at Mountain Bay Airport, Greentown, Pennsylvania. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The certificated private pilot and his passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was destroyed. The personal flight was conducted under 14 CFR 91, and originated in Mount Holly, New Jersey.

According to the pilot, he circled the airport to observe the runway and landing conditions. He stated that his first attempt to land on runway 29 was unsuccessful due to turbulent and gusty conditions, so he executed a go-around. He said he attempted another approach which ended in another go-around. He stated that on his second go-around attempt the airplane collided with trees at the departure end of runway 29.

A witness who had flown into the airport stated that there was a quartering tailwind gusting to 25 knots and the winds were favoring runway 11 for landing. The pilot reported that there was no mechanical malfunction.
PROBABLE CAUSE:THE PILOT'S SELECTION OF THE WRONG RUNWAY, AND HIS DELAY IN ATTEMPTING A GO-AROUND WHICH RESULTED IN AN INFLIGHT COLLISION WITH THE TREES. A RELATED FACTOR WAS THE UNFAVORABLE WIND.

Sources:

NTSB id 20001211X13701


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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