NTSB Identification: ATL86FA034.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30270.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 01, 1985 in DACULA, GA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N9289J
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES 3.5 MILES FROM THE ARPT DURING AN INSTRUMENT APPROACH IN DENSE FOG. THE APPROACH REQUIRED AN ADF RECEIVER AND THE ACFT DID NOT HAVE ONE. THE MDA ON THE APPROACH WAS 1600 FT. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE TREES AT 1200 FT MSL. THE ACFT WAS TO HAVE NEW AVIONICS INSTALLED THE DAY AFTER THE ACCIDENT AT LAWRENCEVILLE. THE PLT WAS TO LEAVE TOWN THE SAME DAY ON BUSINESS.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..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:

MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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