NTSB Identification: NYC87DHD04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33564.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 17, 1987 in JOBSTOWN, NJ
Aircraft: MARRONE VM-1, registration: N4047A
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

THE PLT WAS OBSERVED TO MAKE A LOW PASS OVER THE ARPT, THEN CONT BEYOND THE DEPARTURE END WHERE THE ACFT FLEW INTO A ROW OF TREES. WITNESSES RPRTD THE SUN WAS LOW & THAT THE PLT WAS FLYING TOWARD THE SUN. IMPACT WITH THE TREES OCCURRED ABOUT 1200 FT FROM THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 29, NEAR THE EXTENDED CENTERLINE OF THE RWY. THE PLT PREVIOUSLY HELD A PRIVATE PLT CERTIFICATE WITH A SINGLE ENG RATING. ON 8/8/86, HIS PRIVATE CERTIFICATE WAS SUSPENDED AFTER A VIOLATION OF LOW FLYING. AS OF 8/12/88, FAA RECORDS SHOWED HE HAD LOGGED 55 HRS IN THE MARRONE VM-1. HIS LAST MED CERT WAS DATED 9/18/84; AT THAT TIME, HE RPRTD A TOTAL FLT TIME OF 700 HRS.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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