NTSB Identification: MKC85FA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27372.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 20, 1985 in MENA, AR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T, registration: N8658E
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 PILOT HAD BEEN CLEARED FOR AN INSTRUMENT APPROACH TO THEMENA, ARKANSAS INTERMOUNTAIN REGIONAL AIRPORT. THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED A MOUNTAIN SIDE 8 1/2 MILES OFF COURSE.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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