NTSB Identification: ATL86LA207.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31826.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 23, 1986 in MOBILE, AL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N2952D
Injuries: 3 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.

THE PLT RECEIVED A WX BRIEFING PRIOR TO TAKEOFF WHICH FORECASTED WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. ON ARRIVAL AT DESTINATION A THUNDERSTORM WAS OVER THE ARPT. THE PLT EXECUTED AN ILS RWY 14 APCH. A PRECEDING DC-9 MADE A MISSED APPROACH DUE TO TOWER REPORTED WINDSHEAR. THE PLT OF THE ACCIDENT ACFT SAID HE SAW INTENSE RAIN AND LIGHTNING AHEAD AHEAD OF HIM AND HEARD THE TOWER REPORT OF WINDSHEAR. THE APCH WAS CONTINUED AND A STRONG DOWNDRAFT WAS ENCOUNTERED WHICH RESULTED IN COLLISION WITH THE RWY.

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

LEVEL OFF..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR



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