NTSB Identification: NYC85FA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31032.
Accident occurred Friday, February 01, 1985 in CEDARVILLE, NJ
Aircraft: Beech A100, registration: N72BS
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.
THE TWO ATP RATED PLTS WERE EN ROUTE BACK TO THEIR HOME BASE ARPT FLYING ON AN IFR FLT PLAN IN ACTUAL INSTRUMENT WX CONDITIONS. COMMUNICATIONS WITH ATC CONTROLLERS WAS NORMAL. DURING A NIGHT LOCALIZER APCH INTO MILLVILLE MUNICIPAL ARPT, AN ATC SPECIALIST OBSERVED THE ACFT PASSING THROUGH THE LOCALIZER TRACK AND ISSUED A VECTOR FOR RE-INTERCEPTION. THE ACFT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY OBSERVED TRACKING INBOUND ON COURSE. THE PLT REPORTED CROSSING THE OM. THIS WAS THE LAST TRANSMISSION HEARD FROM THE PLT AND WAS ROUTINE. THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A WOODED AREA JUST BEYOND THE OM AND WAS DESTROYED IN A POST IMPACT FIRE. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED EVIDENCE TO INDICATE THE LEFT ENG WAS PRODUCING LESS PWR THAN THE RIGHT ENG AT IMPACT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED
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:PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT
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