NTSB Identification: MKC88FA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35514.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 19, 1987 in FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R, registration: N3578G
Injuries: 2 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.

THE AIRPLANE WAS CLEARED TO LAND WHILE ON DOWNWIND. TOWER SAW LIGHTS AND SAID AIRPLANE APPEARED TO BE FLYING AROUND HILL NORTH OF AIRPORT. INVESTIGATION REVEALED AIRPLANE HAD TURNED LEFT AND IMPACTED TREES BELOW THE TOP OF THE HILL.

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

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

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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