NTSB Identification: NYC84FA227.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27660.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 30, 1984 in BOSTON, MA
Aircraft: CESSNA 402C, registration: N120PB
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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.

DURING ARRIVAL, THE FLT WAS CLEARED FOR AN ILS/DME APCH TO RWY 27. WHILE ON THE APCH, THE ACFT CRASHED IN THE OCEAN ABOUT 2.7 MI EAST OF THE RWY THRESHOLD. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS MAKING THE APCH, USING INSTRUMENTS, & LANDED SHORT FOR UNKNOWN REASONS. HE RECEIVED A SERIOUS HEAD INJURY, BUT WAS RESCUED BY FISHERMEN WHO HEARD THE ACFT CRASH AND WENT TO WHERE THEY HEARD THE VOICES OF THE VICTIMS IN THE FOG. THE 0835 WX AT BOSTON WAS IN PART: PARTIAL OBSCURATION, 25,000 FT OVERCAST, 4 MI VISIBILITY WITH FOG & HAZE, WIND FROM 140 DEG AT 7 KTS. OTHER PLTS REPORTED LOW CEILINGS & A FOG BANK IN THE VICINITY OF THE CRASH SITE.

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:

DECISION HEIGHT..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE

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