NTSB Identification: MIA88LA154.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36136.
Accident occurred Monday, April 18, 1988 in ORLANDO, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: AEROSTAR S-60A, registration: N6583C
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT STATED THAT THE WINDS STARTED TO PICK UP & HE DECIDED TO LAND. DURING THE APCH JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN, THE GONDOLA STRUCK A TREE, CAUSING THE OCCUPANTS TO FALL AGAINST EACH OTHER, BREAKING ONE OF THE PASSENGERS LEGS.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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