NTSB Identification: NYC84FA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25785.
Accident occurred Monday, January 30, 1984 in TRENTON, NJ
Aircraft: DASSAULT FALCON 10, registration: N10AH
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

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.

DISTRACTED BY AN INTERRUPTION IN TAXI AND DEPARTURE ROUTINES, THE PILOT RESET HIS ALTITUDE ALERT CONTROLLER TO TWO HUNDRED FEET INSTEAD OF TWO THOUSAND FEET, HIS AMMENDED CLEARANCE ALTITUDE. TAKING OFF ON INSTRUMENTS IN THE DENSE MORNING FOG, THE ALERT SYSTEM COMMANDED A LEVEL-OFF AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES, APPROXIMATELY 161 FTABOVE SEA LEVEL. A POSITIVE RATE OF CLIMB WAS OBTAINED, VFR CONDITIONS WERE REACHED AND THE AIRCRAFT DIVERTED TO THE NEAREST CLEAR AIRPORT WHERE A SAFE LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED.

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

FLIGHT/NAVIGATION INSTRUMENT(S)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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