NTSB Identification: NYC86FA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32967.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, April 21, 1986 in LINCOLN, RI
Aircraft: CESSNA 310, registration: N128K
Injuries: 1 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 AIR TAXI CARGO AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED MANEUVERING OVER THE AIRPORT IN IMC CONDITIONS FOR A VFR APPROACH TO LAND. WITNESSES DESCRIBED AN ABRUPT TURN TO REVERSE DIRECTION OF FLIGHT FOLLOWED BY A NOSE DIVE INTO THE GROUND. THE PILOT, AGE 22, HAD ACCUMMULATED A TOTAL FLIGHT EXPERIENCE OF 4,300 HOURS AND A TYPE RATING IN A LEAR JET. PILOT WAS HIRED 10 DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT AND WAS OPERATING ON A TEMPORARY AIRMAN CERTIFICATE. THE PILOT'S CERTIFICATE HAD BEEN SUBJECT TO AN EMERGENCY REVOCATION IN AUGUST OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR. ENFORCEMENT ACTION WAS LESSENED TO SUSPENSION OF AIRMAN PRIVILAGES.

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

IFR PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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