NTSB Identification: NYC89FA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38633.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, November 05, 1988 in MONOGHAN, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 207, registration: N91036
Injuries: 1 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.

EVIDENCE INDICATES THAT THE AIRPLANE FLEW STRAIGHT INTO THE SIDE OF A 1320 FT MOUNTAIN AT THE 1280 FT LEVEL. THE RECOMMENDED MINIMUM FLIGHT ALTITUDE FOR THIS DESIGNATED MOUNTAINOUS AREA, AT NIGHT, IS 3500 FT. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY MECHANICAL PROBLEMS.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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