NTSB Identification: LAX89LA041.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38187.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 30, 1988 in MODESTO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N5852V
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

DURING AN ILS APPROACH IN NIGHT INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS, THE PILOT ALLOWED THE AIRSPEED TO DIMINISH RESULTING IN THE AIRPLANE STALLING. BEFORE THE PILOT COULD REGAIN CONTROL, THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. THERE WERE NO REPORTED MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS WITH THE AIRPLANE OR AIRPORT EQUIPMENT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..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

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

Index for Nov1988 | Index of months