NTSB Identification: MKC84FA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24787.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 26, 1984 in EL DORADO, AR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-31P, registration: N33BP
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Minor.

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 CRASHED INTO TREES 2 MILES SHORT OF THE RWY DURING AN INSTRUMENT APPROACH IN IMC WEATHER. A PLT IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT SAID THAT JUST PRIOR TO IMPACT, THE ACFT WAS DESCENDING AT 2500 FPM, & WHEN HE LOOKED AHEAD, HE SAW TREES. HESAID HE YELLED AT THE PLT TO 'PULL UP' BUT THE PLT DID NOT REACT.

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:

MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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