NTSB Identification: CHI86FEP09.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34522.
Accident occurred Friday, September 19, 1986 in WISCONSIN RAPID, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-300, registration: N4909F
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.

ATC HAD CLEARED THE AIRCRAFT FOR AN APPROACH TO AN AIRPORT WITH SEVERAL NONPRECISION INSTRUMENT APPROACHES AND TO MAINTAIN AN ALTITUDE UNTIL ESTABLISHED ON A SEGMENT OF AN APPROACH TO THAT AIRPORT. SHORTLY AFTER THAT TIME WITNESSES LOCATED 4.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE AIRPORT, HEARD THE AIRCRAFT PASS CLOSE BY AND THE SOUNDS OF IMPACT FOLLOWED BY AN EXPLOSION AND FIREBALL. IMC PREVAILED THRUOUT THE GENERAL AREA AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN.

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

INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURE..INACCURATE

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

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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

MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

MISSED APPROACH..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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