NTSB Identification: NYC85LA184.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28132.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 18, 1985 in NANTUCKET, MA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8247A
Injuries: 2 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.

THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED IN A MEDIUM LEFT BANK TURNING THROUGH A SOUTH SOUTHWEST HEADING AS IT APPEARED FROM THE CLOUDS. THE ACFT CONTINUED TO DESCEND IN THAT ATTITUDE UNTIL IT COLLIDED WITH THE TREES ABOUT 3.5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE ARPT. THE PLT AND PASSENGER WERE HELPED OUT OF THE WRECKAGE BY A LOCAL PLT AND EMERGENCY PERSONNEL.

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

DESCENT..UNCONTROLLED..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:

PROPER ALTITUDE..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MISSED APPROACH..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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