NTSB Identification: NYC86LA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31398.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 26, 1985 in NORTH ADAMS, MA
Aircraft: PIPER AZTEC, registration: N6LQ
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.

THE FLIGHT DEPARTED ALBANY NEW YORK UNDER VFR CONDITIONS AND PICKED UP IFR CLEARANCE TO PITTSFIELD, MA. THE PILOT FLEW THE APPROACH UNTIL REACHING VFR UNDER A CLOUD LAYER AT ABOUT 2500 FT. CONTINUING VFR TOWARD NO. ADAMS AT AN ALTITUDE OF 2000 FT, THE PILOT SPOTTED THE CITY OF NO. ADAMS AN DESCENDED TO 1800 FT, RUNWAY LIGHTS WERE ACTIVATED AS THE FLIGHT TURNED FINAL. THE FLIGHT COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN AND CRASHED, DESTROYING THE AIRCRAFT.

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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