NTSB Identification: FTW88MA048.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38711.
Accident occurred Monday, January 18, 1988 in HOUSTON, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/1990
Aircraft: Hawker Siddeley 125-600A, registration: XAKUT
Injuries: 1 Fatal,3 Serious,4 Minor.

NTSB investigators traveled in support of this investigation and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

BFR TKOF, A PLT OF XA-KUT WAS BRIEFED THAT THE HOUSTON HOBBY (HOU) WX WAS IFR WITH '. . . INDEFINITE CEILING ZERO SKY OBSCURED VISIBILITY'S 1/16 OF A MILE AND FOG . . .' HE WAS ALSO ADZD IFR CONDS WERE FORECAST UNTIL 0900 CST, GRADUALLY IMPROVING TO MARGINAL VFR BY 1100 CST WITH 1000' BRKN, 5 MI VIS & FOG. THE FLT TKOF OFF AT 0900 CST. AT HOU, ARRIVAL WAS DELAYED DUE TO WX. THE CREW REQUESTED AN ILS APCH, WITH INTENTIONS OF DIVERTING IF A MISSED APCH WAS MADE. THE RVR WAS VARIABLE. AFTER BEING CLRD FOR AN ILS RWY 4 APCH, THE PLT WAS ADZD THE RVR HAD DROPPED TO 1400'. AFTER CHANGING TO TWR FREQ, THE FLT WAS CLRD TO LND & WAS TOLD AGAIN THE RVR WAS 1400'. WHEN THE ACFT WAS ON FINAL APCH, THE PLTS WERE ADZD OF A LOW ALT ALERT. HOWEVER, THE ACFT CONTD BLO THE DECISION HEIGHT (DH), HIT A 70' PWR LINE (APRX 6500' SHORT OF THE RWY) & CRASHED. NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT OR ITS SYSTEMS WAS FND. THE ILS WAS FLT CHECKED, BUT ONLY A MINOR DISCREPANCY (CONCERNING THE OUTER MARKER WIDTH) WAS NOTED. THE DH WAS 200' AGL, MIN RVR FOR THE APCH WAS 2400'.

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:

DECISION HEIGHT..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND





Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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