NTSB Identification: NYC87LA135.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34581.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 28, 1987 in PORTLAND, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N13808
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PILOT OF THE PA-23 WAS ATTEMPTING AN NDB APPROACH INTO THE PORTLAND, ME. INT'L JETPORT. THE WX WAS RPT'D AS MODERATE TURBULENCE AND MODERATE OR GREATER ICING, THE ICING LEVEL WAS RPT'D FROM THE SURFACE TO 16000 FT. PRIOR TO THIS NDB APPROACH THE PILOT HAD ATTEMPTED AN ILS TO THIS AIRPORT. HE HAD BEEN ADVISED THAT IT WAS RPT'D OUT OF SERVICE. BOTH APPROACHES WERE TO RWY 11. THE PILOT WAS LOCATED APPROX 10 HRS LATER TRAPPED IN THE WRECKAGE OF THE ACFT.

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

WING..ICE

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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