NTSB Identification: DEN91FA020.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43815.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 20, 1990 in CLOVIS, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA T210L, registration: N22054
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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.
WHILE CONDUCTING A LOCALIZER-ONLY APPROACH IN DENSE FOG, THE PILOT DESCENDED BELOW MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE (MDA) AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND APPROXIMATELY 400 YARDS SHORT OF THE RUNWAY THRESHOLD. SHORTLY AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A PIECE OF FARM MACHINERY WHICH DESTROYED THE AIRCRAFT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: AN INADVERTENT DESCENT INTO THE GROUND WHILE CONDUCTING A NON-PRECISION INSTRUMENT APPROACH, AS A RESULT OF THE PILOT FAILING TO STOP HIS DESCENT AT MDA. A FACTOR IS LOW VISIBILITY DUE TO FOG.
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