NTSB Identification: NYC94LA034.
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Accident occurred Monday, December 06, 1993 in NANTUCKET, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/27/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N96666
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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THE TOWER CONTROLLER REPORTED THAT AFTER THE AIRPLANE TOOK OFF FROM RUNWAY 24, HE NOTICED IT CIRCLING 1/2 MILE OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE CONTROLLER RADIOED THE PILOT, BUT THERE WAS NO REPLY. THE CONTROLLER LATER NOTICED THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS AT A LOWER ALTITUDE SHORTLY BEFORE IT STRUCK THE GROUND. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF A MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION. TOXICOLOGICAL TESTS REVEALED THAT THE PILOT'S BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS 0.27%.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S INABILITY TO CONTROL THE AIRPLANE DUE TO ALCOHOLIC IMPAIRMENT.

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