NTSB Identification: MKC85FA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27459.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 19, 1985 in HOT SPRINGS, AR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N104JK
Injuries: 2 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.

PILOT HAD BEEN CLEARED FOR AN ILS APPROACH TO HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. AFTER HE CROSSED THE INITIAL APPROACH FIX, HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO CLIMB BACK ABOVE THE CLOUDS FOR JUST A SECOND. HE CLIMBED 500 FEET IN THE NEXT 12 SECONDS, THEN STARTED A FAST DESCENT. THE LAST TWO RADAR HITS WERE ALMOST SUPERIMPOSED. THERE WAS A POST IMPACT FIRE.

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPIRAL..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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