NTSB Identification: MKC86LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29954.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 20, 1986 in ST. LOUIS, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-325, registration: N111MM
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

N111MM COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING A NIGHT, CIRCLING APP IN IMC. THE PLT SAID HE LOST SIGHT OF THE RWY MOMENTARILY DURING HIS TURN TO FINAL. HE ROLLED WINGS LEVEL AND SAW A TREE AHEAD. AS HE ROLLED RT TO AVOID THAT TREE HIS RT WING HIT ANOTHER TREE. THE ACFT CONTINUED THE APP TO A SAFE LANDING.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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