NTSB Identification: MIA86FA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30581.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, February 21, 1986 in PANAMA CITY, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-44, registration: N2217F
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 Uninjured.

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 AIR TAXI FLIGHT HAD BEGUN THE INSTRUMENT ILS APPROACH AND THE PILOT STATED HE OBTAINED VISUAL CONTACT WITH THE RUNWAY LIGHTING SYSTEM. HE WAS STARTING TO LAND WHEN HE LOST ALL VISUAL CONTACT AND INITIATED A MISSED APPROACH. THE AIRCRAFT THEN VEERED LEFT OF THE CENTER OF THE RUNWAY AND CRASHED INTO THE GROUND ABOUT 75 FEET IN FRONT OF THE GLIDESLOPE BUILDING. THE AIRCRAFT THEN BOUNCED INTO THE AIR AND CRASHED INTO THE GLIDESLOPE BUILDING AND DESTROYED IT. THE PILOT RECALLED AFTER THE ACCIDENT THAT HE NEVER ESTABLISHED A POSITVE RATE OF CLIMB ON THE MISSED APPROACH.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IFR PROCEDURE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..APPROACH LIGHT/NAVAID


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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