NTSB Identification: CHI85LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27522.
Accident occurred Monday, March 04, 1985 in LACON, IL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N3012L
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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 FINAL APCH MODERATE TURBULENCE WAS EXPERIENCED. A 200 TO 300 FOOT VERTICLE LOSS OF ALT OCCURRED. THE PLT ADDED PWR AND INCREASED THE PITCH ATTITUDE. BEFORE ALT COULD BE REGAINED THE ACFT CONTACTED A UTILITY POLE. THE APCH WAS BEING MADE TO RWY 18. THE NEAREST WX REPORTING STATION, 25 MILES AWAY, REPORTED WINDS FROM 250 DEGREES AT 22 KTS GUSTING TO 36 KTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND
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