NTSB Identification: ATL84FA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24400.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 17, 1984 in GREENVILLE, SC
Aircraft: Rockwell 690B, registration: N81717
Injuries: 4 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.

AS THE PLT WAS MAKING AN ILS APPROACH IN IMC WEATHER, THE ACFT DESCENDED INTO TREES & CRASHED ABOUT 1-1/2 MI FROM THE RWY THRESHOLD. THE DESCISION HEIGHT FOR THIS APPROACH WAS 1316 FT MSL & WAS LOCATED LESS THAN A MILE FROM THE THRESHOLD.A CONTROLLER SAID THAT THE LAST ALT READOUT HE REMEMBERS FOR THE ACFT WAS 1200 FT AT ABOUT 2 MILES FROM THRESHOLD. WHEN THE RADAR TARGET DISAPPEARED FROM THE DISPLAY, THE CONTROLLER ASKED FOR A POSITION REPORT, BUT RECEIVED NO REPLY. THE 0740 EST WX A GREENVILLE, SC WAS IN PART: SKY CONDITION ZERO OBSCURED, VISIBILITY ZERO WITH FOG, WIND CALM. THE ELEVATION OF THE CRASH SITE WAS 980 FT MSL.

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:

DECISION HEIGHT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MISSED APPROACH..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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