NTSB Identification: ATL88FA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36057.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, January 18, 1988 in AUGUSTA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23, registration: N101JR
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Minor.

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 AIRCRAFT CRASHED FOLLOWING AN ATTEMPTED MISSED APPROACH TO RWY 17. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD GOTTEN INTO SUCH A POSITION ON FINAL APPROACH THAT A NORMAL LANDING WAS NOT POSSIBLE. THE FLIGHT HAD DESCENDED BELOW THE DECISION HEIGHT AND WAS OFF THE LOCALIZER CENTERLINE. THE PILOT ALLOWED THE PILOT/PASSENGER TO FLY THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT IN COMMAND WAS FLYING THE AIRCRAFT WHEN IT COLLIDED WITH THE TREES AND POWERLINES.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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