NTSB Identification: ATL84FA286.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26209.
Accident occurred Friday, September 14, 1984 in DAYTON, TN
Aircraft: PIPER 602P, registration: N6897L
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

ON ARRIVAL AT DESTINATION, PLT FOUND AIRPORT OBSCURED BY FOG, REPORTED BY UNICOM AS 1 MI VISIBILITY. PLT CIRCLED TO AWAIT IMPROVEMENT. 15 MIN LATER, VISIBILITY IMPROVED TO 1-1/2 MI. ACFT OBSERVED BRIEFLY THROUGH BREAKS, THEN HEARD MANUVERING TO NORTH AND SEEN ONCE ON APPROXIMATE DOWNWIND HDG. ACFT HEARD APPROACHING AIRPORT THEN APPEARED IN DIVING LEFT TURN BELOW FOG AND TO RIGHT OF RUNWAY BEFORE IMPACT. APPROVED NDB/VOR DME/RNAV APPROACHES TO AIRPORT HAVE 700 FT CEILING MINIMUM. ACFT FOUND CONFIGURED FOR LANDING. NO RECORD OF REQUEST FOR INSTRUMENT APPROACH.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IFR PROCEDURE..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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