NTSB Identification: BFO86LHD01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30751.
Accident occurred Friday, December 13, 1985 in GEORGETOWN, DE
Aircraft: CESSNA 414, registration: N13FH
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 IMPACTED TREES DURING A VOR APCH AND DESCENDED TO GROUND IMPACT. THE PLT FLEW THE APCH WITH THE AUTOPILOT COUPLED. THE ALT HOLD AND ALERT WERE SET FOR THE MDA. WHEN VISUAL CONTACT WITH THE ARPT ENVIROMENT WAS ESTABLISHED, THE PLT DISCONNECTED THE ALT HOLD AND BEGAN LOWERING FULL FLAPS. AT THIS TIME THE ELECTRIC TRIM PITCHED THE NOSE OF THE ACFT DOWN AND THE ACFT IMPACTED TREES.

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPROPER USE OF PROCEDURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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