NTSB Identification: NYC85FNC02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29088.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 01, 1985 in HOPKINTON, NH
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N47364
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 COLLIDED WITH A TREE DURING AN ILS APPROACH IN IMC WX. THE ACFT WAS ON A X-CTY FLT AND THE PLT DECLARED A MISSED APPROACH AT THIS PT BUT DID NOT ACKNOWLEDGE HITTING THE TREE. WHEN THE RT ENG QUIT AND DIRECTIONAL CONTROL COULD NOT BE MAINTAINED THE PLT ELECTED TO MAKE A POWER OFF LANDING OFF ARPT IN AN OPEN AREA. MORE TREE COLLISIONS OCCURRED DURING LNDG AND A HARD TOUCHDOWN WAS MADE ON ROLLING TERRAIN. NO MECHANICAL DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND ON THE ACFT. THE PLT HAD ACCEPTED THE ACFT WITH THE LEFT ALTERNATOR REMOVED FOR REPAIRS. THE PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO TRANSPORT THE PLTS MOTHER TO HER HOME IN NH. THE ILS APPROACH HAD BEEN ATTEMPTED AT LEBANON, NH.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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