NTSB Identification: NYC92LA014.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45690.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 20, 1991 in TRENTON, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/23/1993
Aircraft: AEROSTAR RAVEN S-60, registration: N4057H
Injuries: 1 Serious,4 Uninjured.

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

DURING THE LANDING PHASE FOLLOWING A PLEASURE FLIGHT, THE PILOT ALLOWED AN EXCESSIVE DESCENT RATE AND THE BASKET STRUCK THE GROUND AND TURNED OVER. THE FOUR PASSENGERS WERE JOSTLED IN THE BASKET WHICH WAS DESIGNED FOR TWO OCCUPANTS.

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

EXCESSIVE DESCENT RATE BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND. A FACTOR WAS OVERLOADING OF THE BASKET.

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