NTSB Identification: NYC85FA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30517.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, April 06, 1985 in NANTUCKET, MA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-310, registration: N68DD
Injuries: 3 Serious,5 Minor.

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.

ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING FINAL APPROACH TO RUNWAY 24. NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT WAS FOUND. REPORTED WX AT CRASH SITE INDEFINITE 100 FEET SKY OBSCURED. RVR 2400 FEET. ACFT SHOULD HAVE ENCOUNTERED A DECREASING HEADWIND AND PROBABLY MODERATE TURBULENCE ON THE FINAL DESCENT.

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

MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESCENT..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MISSED APPROACH..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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