NTSB Identification: NYC84LA316.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26719.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 18, 1984 in STONINGTON, ME
Aircraft: CESSNA 182H, registration: N2052X
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.

PLT WAS DELAYED IN RETURN FLT TO HOME ARPT AND ARRIVED AT THE UNLIGHTED STRIP IN DARKNESS. THE PLT MISJUDGED HIS RUNWAY ALIGNMENT ON APPROACH, COLLIDING WITH TREES 15 FT FROM THE RUNWAY DURING THE LANDING FLARE.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..UNAVAILABLE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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