NTSB Identification: FTW88FA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38637.
Accident occurred Friday, February 19, 1988 in EL PASO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 680, registration: N634SA
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 NON-INSTRUMENT RATED, NON MULTIENGINE RATED PILOT, WHOSE MEDICAL HAD EXPIRED, LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT DURING AN IFR FLIGHT IN INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED AND BURNED. THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO RETURN AND LAND AFTER HE REPORTED A LANDING GEAR PROBLEM. IT COULD NOT BE DETERMINED WHAT LANDING GEAR MALFUNCTION EXISTED.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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