Monday, April 17, 2017

Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six N44255: Accident occurred June 19, 2016 at Block Island State Airport (KBID), New Shoreham, Washington County, Rhode Island

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Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston Massachusetts

NTSB Identification: ERA16CA218
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 19, 2016 in Block Island, RI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/10/2017
Aircraft: PIPER PA32, registration: N44255
Injuries: 6 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.

According to the pilot, while on final approach to land on a 2,502-ft-long, asphalt runway, he observed another airplane back-taxiing on the runway and then depart. He continued the approach, performed a "normal" full-flaps landing, and the airplane touched down about midfield. During the rollout, he determined that there was insufficient runway remaining to stop and chose to attempt a go-around. The airplane subsequently struck the airport perimeter fence and then a roadway guard rail before it impacted terrain, which resulted in substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. He also stated that the accident might have been prevented by aborting the landing earlier.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point and the airplane’s subsequent collision with obstacles during an attempted go-around.

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