NTSB Identification: MKC86FA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29481.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 12, 1985 in WICHITA, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA P210N, registration: N3864P
Injuries: 4 Fatal,1 Serious.

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 ACDT OCCURRED DURING AN IFR, NON-PRECISION APPROACH TO THE UNCONTROLLED JABARA AIRPORT. WHEN THE FLT WAS ONE MILE FROM THE FAF, ATC TOLD THE FLT THAT IN THE EVENT OF A MISSEDAPPROACH N3864P SHOULD ENTER CONTROLLED AIRSPACE HEADING 360 DEG. THE CONTROLLER OBSERVED THE RADAR DATA REPRESENTING THE FLT CROSS THE FAF ON A WESTERLY HEADING IAW THE PUBLISHED PROCEDURE. A SHORT TIME LATER THE CONTROLLER SAW THE RETURN NORTH OF THE APPROACH PATH TRACKING TO THE NORTH AND THEN SAW THE RETURN DISAPPEAR. EXAMINATION OF THE ACDT SITE REVEALED THAT N3864P COLLIDED WITH TREES ON A NORTHERLY HEADING 4 MI NORTH OF THE APPROACH PATH. THE WRECKAGE OF N3864P WAS SCATTERED ALONG A PATH 580 FT LONG. THE SURVIVING SAID THERE WAS NO WARNING BEFORE THE ACDT OF AN IMPENDING CRASH.

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

MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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