NTSB Identification: BFO86FA008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31808.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 01, 1985 in MILLVILLE, NJ
Aircraft: Beech D95A, registration: N26FM
Injuries: 1 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 PLT & HIS WIFE DEPTD SARASOTA FL FOR A 5HR AND 10MIN PLANNED FLT TO MILLVILLE, NJ. 5HRS AND 8MIN LTR THE ACFT CRASHED IN WOODS ABT 2 MILES SHORT OF MIV. FUEL CALCULATIONS INDICATED THE ACFT SHOULD HAVE HAD OVR 11GALS LEFT IN THE TANKS. WITNESSES LOCATED IN A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT 4MILES WEST OF THE ARPT STATED THEY HEARD AND SAW THE ACFT FLYING LOW IN THE AREA. THE WX WAS 300 OBS WITH FOG AND DRIZZLE.

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

DECISION HEIGHT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

REFUELING..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

IFR PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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