NTSB Identification: CHI85FA035.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27396.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 31, 1984 in WOOSTER, OH
Aircraft: GULFSTREAM 690C, registration: N2937A
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH TO RWY 09 THE ACFT STRUCK A 42 FT POWER POLE WITH THE RIGHT WING. THE WING WAS TORN FROM THE ACFT. THE ACFT LANDED INVERTED 400 FT EAST OF THE POLE. THE RWY THRESHOLD LIGHTS ARE DISPLACED 165 FT FROM THE RWY END FOR NIGHT OPERATIONS. REIL LIGHTS ARE LOCATED AT THE RWY END. A POWER LINE CROSSES THE EXTENDED CENTERLINE 825 FEET WEST OF THE RWY END. RED OBSTRUCTION LIGHTS MARK THE TOPS OF THE POLES. ON THE NIGHT OF THE ACCIDENT THE OBSTRUCTION LIGHTS WERE INOPERATIVE. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE ACFT APPEARED TO BE FLYING LOWER THAN NORMAL IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE


Contributing Factors

WING..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,OBSTRUCTION MARKING..NOT OPERATING

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