Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, Western New York Flying Club Inc, N2259Q: Accident occurred August 10, 2016 at Hamburg Inc Airport (4G2), Erie County, New York


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA427
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in Hamburg, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/22/2016
Aircraft: PIPER PA28, registration: N2259Q
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that about 7 nautical miles from the airport he mistook a road for the runway, which resulted in the airplane being above the normal approach path for landing. The pilot further reported that he reduced power to idle, applied full flaps, and entered a side slip, but the airplane did not touchdown until about ½ to ¾ down the runway. Subsequently, the airplane overran the runway, the landing gear collapsed, and the right wing impacted a guard rail on a road about 550 feet beyond the runway threshold. 

The right wing sustained substantial damage. 

The pilot did not report any 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 as follows: 

The pilot's failure to perform a go-around, which resulted in a landing area overshoot, a runway overrun, a landing gear collapse, and a collision with a guard rail 

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) - Three people made it out safely when their single-engine plane crashed just after takeoff in Hamburg.

This happened at Heltz Road and Lakeview Road right near the 90.

According to police, the plane skipped on landing, and crashed near a ditch.

No reported injuries.

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