NTSB Identification: NYC86FA201.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33677.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, August 08, 1986 in DUXSBURY, VT
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 680FL, registration: N6341U
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 PLT WAS ON A VFR FLIGHT FROM MONTPELIER, VT TO BURLINGTON, VT; A DISTANCE OF ABOUT 80 MIS. A MOUNTAIN RANGE IS BETWEEN THE TWO LOCATION. SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT RADIOED BURLINGTON APPROACH CONTROL AND REQUESTED AN IFR CLEARANCE TO LAND AT BURLINGTON. HE REPORTED THAT HE WAS 10 MILES NW OF MONTPELIER. THE PLT WAS ASSIGNED A TRANSPONDER CODE. THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER THEN NOTICED THAT THE ACFT WAS NEAR A MOUNTAIN AT A UNVERIFIED ALTITUDE OF 3500 FT. THE CONTROLLER ALERTED THE PLT THAT HE WAS 2 MILES SOUTH OF A 4393 FT HIGH MOUNTAIN. THERE WAS NO RESPONSE FROM THE PLT. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE EAST SIDE OF ETHAN ALLEN AT A HEIGHT OF 3580 FT. THE ACFT WAS ON A NORTHWEST HEADING AT IMPACT. VFR CONDITIONS OF 3800 FT BROKEN AND 4000 FT SCATTERED EXISTED AT THE TIME.

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

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

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION

Index for Aug1986 | Index of months