NTSB Identification: CHI91LA192.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44695.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 15, 1991 in MARQUETTE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/24/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N5055F
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRCRAFT WAS CLEARED FOR AN ILS-BACKCOURSE APPROACH TO RUNWAY 26. WITNESSES AT THE AIRPORT OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT APPROACH THE AIRPORT FROM THE SOUTHEAST HEADING NORTHWEST. THEY SAW AIRCRAFT PASS OVER THE AIRPORT ON A NORTHEAST HEADING THEN TURN NORTH AND DESCEND INTO THE TERRAIN. THE PILOT DID NOT GIVE AN EXPLANATION FOR THE ACCIDENT. NOTHING WAS FOUND OF A MECHANICAL NATURE WHICH WOULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN PROPER ALTITUDE.

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