NTSB Identification: NYC86FA199.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33299.
Accident occurred Monday, August 04, 1986 in BEDFORD, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: Rockwell 114, registration: N5766N
Injuries: 4 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 ACFT NEARING THE CLOSE OF A X-COUNTRY FLIGHT HAD REQUESTED A DECENT TO START AN APPROACH TO LAND AT ITS FINAL DESTINATION. ATC HAD GRANTED THE REQUEST, BUT STATED TO THE PILOT THAT HE MOST REMAIN VFR, THE PILOT ACKNOWLEDGED THE CLEARANCE. ACFT WAS LOCATED TWO DAYS LATER IN HIGH HEAVYLY WOODED TERRAIN. PLT AND THREE PASSENGERS WERE EJECTED FROM THE ACFT AND SUSTAINED FATAL INJURIES. THREE PILOTS WERE ON BOARD THE ACFT. IT COULD NOT BE DETERMINED WHO WAS THE PIC.

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

DESCENT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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