NTSB Identification: CHI92FA032.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46282.
Accident occurred Friday, November 22, 1991 in ROMEO, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/23/1993
Aircraft: Beech B100, registration: N24169
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACCIDENT AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH TREES AND TERRAIN AFTER BEING CLEARED FOR A NONPRECISION INSTRUMENT APPROACH. INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED. THE MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE FOR THE APPROACH PROFILE FROM AN INTERMEDIATE INTERSECTION TO THE MISSED APPROACH POINT IS 1,460 FEET. THE ELEVATION OF DESTINATION AIRPORT IS 745 FEET. THE ELEVATION OF THE ACCIDENT SITE IS 880 FEET. TWO PERSONS WITNESSED THE ACCIDENT SEQUENCE. BOTH PERSONS SAW THE AIRPLANE IN LEVEL, LOW ALTITUDE FLIGHT WITH THE LANDING GEAR DOWN BEFORE IT STRUCK THE TREE TOPS. THEY DESCRIBED HOW THE AIRPLANE PULLED UP AND THEN ROLLED BEFORE IT STRUCK THE GROUND. ONE WITNESS DESCRIBED HOW THE AIRPLANE WAS FLYING AT THE BASE OF THE CLOUDS.

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

THE PILOT IN COMMAND'S IMPROPER INFLIGHT DECISION AND THE MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE DISREGARDED DURING AN INSTRUMENT APPROACH.

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