NTSB Identification: FTW85LA033.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26662.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 30, 1984 in SANDIA, TX
Aircraft: STINSON 108, registration: N97476
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.

THE PLT WAS ATTEMPTING A NIGHT LANDING AT AN UNLIGHTED AIRPORT. PLT STATED HE ELECUTED A LOW ANGLE APPROACH, KNOWING OF ELEVATED AND WOODED TERRAIN OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. ON SIGHTING TREES TO HIS LEFT, HE INITIATED A GO-AROUND BUT STRUCK OTHER TREES BEFORE CLIMB COULD BE ESTABLISHED. THE AIRCRAFT THEN CONTACTED THE RUNWAY AND GROUND LOOPED.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..UNAVAILABLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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