NTSB Identification: NYC85LA153.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29372.
Accident occurred Friday, June 21, 1985 in SPRING VALLEY, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA R-182RG, registration: N109MD
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING THE FINAL APPROACH TO RUNWAY 25, THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT AND BEGAN TO DESCEND, THE PILOT ADDED POWER BUT BUT UNABLE TO RECOVER PRIOR TO THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTING THE TREES.

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

DESCENT..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VFR PROCEDURES..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

DESCENT..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CLEARANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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