NTSB Identification: FTW85LA035.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26245.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 03, 1984 in SONORA, TX
Aircraft: BEECH 95-A55, registration: N1591S
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PILOT STATED THAT HE INTENDED TO LAND AT SONORA, TX, BUT PATCHY GROUND FOG OBSCURED THE ARPT. HE CIRCLED THE APRT ONE TIME AND THEN DEPARTED NORTHWARD. HE TURNED BACK TO ATTEMPT ANOTHER VISUAL APPROACH TO THE ARPT WHEN THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A TREE ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF LAND IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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