NTSB Identification: ATL88LA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35611.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 22, 1987 in HAZEL GREEN, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182C, registration: N8504T
Injuries: 2 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.

THE AIRPLANE HIT A TREE AND CRASHED ABOUT 300 YDS SHORT OF THE RWY WHILE ON FINAL APPCH TO LAND. THE PLT INDICATED THAT HE BECAME PREOCCUPIED WITH THE AIRSPEED INDICATOR AND ALLOWED THE AIRPLANE TO DESCEND BELOW THE PROPER GLIDE PATH. THE PLT HAD LESS THAN 1 HR OF NIGHT FLT EXPERIENCE IN THE PRECEDING 90 DAYS. HIS TOTAL NIGHT EXPERIENCE WAS 6 HRS.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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