NTSB Identification: DEN84FA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24060.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 05, 1984 in PROVO, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA 320C, registration: N3037T
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 ACFT HAD BEEN CLEARED FOR AN ILS RWY 13 APCH. A WITNESS, LOCATED JUST NORTH OF THE RWY, SAW AN ACFT PASS OVERHEAD & STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS NOT AN A CORRECT APCH. THE ACFT THEN BEGAN HEADING WEST AS IF TO CIRCLE FOR A 2ND APCH. THE WITNESS ALSO ESTIMATED THAT THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 200 FT AGL. THE ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY CRASHED INTO ICE-COVERED LAKE UTAH 2,725 FT TO THE RIGHT (WEST) OF THE RWY 13 CENTERLINE EXTENDED & 2,850 FT FROM THE APCH END OF RWY 13. THE ACCIDENT SITEWAS INSIDE THE MIDDLE MARKER (MISSED APPROACH POINT.) THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE ACFT IMPACTED IN A LEFT WING LOW, NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. WX MINS FOR THE APCH WERE 300 FT CEILING & VISIBILITY 4 MI. THE LAST ENTRY IN THE PLT'S LOGBOOK WAS DATED 3/3/83. THERE WERE NO LOGBOOK ENTRIES FOR FLT TIME IN THE CESSNA 320 ACFT. THE ALTIMETER WAS FOUND SET TO 30.24. THE PLT WAS GIVEN AN ALTIMETER SETTING OF 30.34 PRIOR TO THE APCH.

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

IFR PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DECISION HEIGHT..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MISSED APPROACH..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALTIMETER SETTING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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