NTSB Identification: NYC84LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24282.
Accident occurred Friday, March 16, 1984 in NORWOOD, MA
Aircraft: CESSNA 340, registration: N8482N
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING AN INSTRUMENT APCH, HE DESCENDED TO THE MDA WITH THE RADAR ALTIMETER SET TO 415 FT. THE PASSENGER IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT, WHO WAS A PLT, ADVISED THAT HE SAW THE APCH LIGHTS & 1 OR 2 SECONDS LATER, THE RADAR ALTIMETER SOUNDED. THE PLT VISUALLY ACQUIRED THE APCH & RWY END LIGHTS & CONTINUED THE APCH. HE SAID THAT EVERYTHING LOOKED NORMAL, BUT SUDDENLY HE SAW A TREE AHEAD. THE PLT TRIED TO AVOID THE TREE, BUT THE ACFT STRUCK IT & CRASH LANDED ON A MUDDY SERVICE ROAD.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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