NTSB Identification: NYC84LA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24280.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 05, 1984 in BINGHAMTON, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA T303, registration: N511SC
Injuries: 1 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.

PRIOR TO THE APPROACH, THE PLT WAS ADVISED OF A THUNDERSTORM SSE OF THE ARPT. THE PLT STATED THAT THE WEATHER WAS DETERIORATING RAPIDLY WITH TURBULENCE, HEAVY RAIN, NEAR-BLINDING LIGHTING & WINDSHEAR. DURING THE APPROACH, DUE TO THE ADVERSE WX CONDITIONS & ERRATIC INSTRUMENT INDICATIONS, MAINTAINING MDA WAS DIFFICULT. THE ACFT DESCENDED BELOW THE MDA & STRUCK TREES. A MISSED APPROACH WAS EXECUTED & THE ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

MISSED APPROACH..DELAYED..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

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LIGHTNING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE(THUNDERSTORMS)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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