NTSB Identification: MIA86LA251.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31843.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 23, 1986 in SANFORD, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8200Z
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE ON APPROACH TO RUNWAY THE PILOTS VISION WAS RESTRICTED BY THE GLARE FROM THE RISING SUN. THE PILOT FAILED TO SEE THE OPERATING APPROACH LIGHT SYSTEM WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE CLOSED FIRST 2000 FEET OF RUNWAY, AND COLLIDED WITH THE APPROACH LIGHT SYSTEM. CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS MAINTAINED AND A NORMAL LANDING WAS MADE.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY MARKING..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

RUNWAY MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..AIRPORT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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