NTSB Identification: NYC89FA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38641.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 24, 1988 in BRIDGEPORT, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N262C
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.

TWICE PRIOR TO BEING ESTABLISHED ON FINAL THE PILOT WAS ASKED IF HE WAS GETTING PROPER INDICATIONS FOR THE APPROACH TO LAND. CONTACT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY LOST WHILE THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE AN ILS APPROACH TO RUNWAY 06 AT BRIDGEPORT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS FOUND IN THE WATER JANUARY 3, 1989. THE PILOT WAS REMOVED FROM THE WRECKAGE BY DIVERS, BUT THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT RECOVERED. THE WRECKAGE WAS 1 1/2 MILES OFF THE RWY'S END, 1500-2000 FT RT OF CENTERLINE.

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 MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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