NTSB Identification: NYC84FA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25611.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 24, 1984 in GROTON, CT
Aircraft: CESSNA P210N, registration: N900FE
Injuries: 3 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 WAS BLOWN OFF COURSE DURING A PROCEDURE TURN FOR AN ILS APPROACH. THE PLT MADE A MISSED APPROACH BECAUSE OF THEMISALIGNMENT AND TRIED A NON STANDARD MEANS OF ORIENTATION FOR THE 2ND ATTEMPT AND INTERCEPTED THE MIDDLE MARKER UNEXPECTEDLY. RADAR SHOWS THE ACFT BEGAN A RAPID DESCENT AND RIGHT TURN. THE WEATHER HAD DETERIORATED TO BELOW MINIMUMS AFTER THE PLTS LAST WEATHER REPORT OF A 600 FT CEILING. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND AFTER THE PLT DECLARED A 2ND MISSED APPROACH.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESCENT..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

RADAR,APPROACH/DEPARTURE..UNAVAILABLE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS


Contributing Factors

CONTROL TOWER..NOT OPERATING

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