NTSB Identification: MIA85FA023.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27249.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 04, 1984 in CRESTVIEW, FL
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N9242S
Injuries: 2 Fatal,2 Serious.

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.

DURING ARRIVAL, THE PLT WAS CLEARED FOR AN ILS APCH. THE REPORTED WX AT THAT TIME WAS: 600 FT OVERCAST, VISIBILITY 7 MI, WIND 010 DEG AT 6 KTS. THE PLT STATED THAT DURING THE APCH, HE FELT A DOWNDRAFT THAT CAUSED THE ACFT TO BANK TO THE LEFT & PITCH DOWN. THE LAST ALT THAT HE RECALLED READING BEFORE THE 'DOWNDRAFT' WAS 750 FT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES & CRASHED. A PASSENGER, WHO WAS OCCUPYING A REAR SEAT, SAID THAT THE ACFT WAS IN THE CLOUDS, THEN CAME OUT INTO THE CLEAR WITH JUST ENOUGH TIME TO SEE THE TREES BEFORE IMPACT. AN INVESTIGATION DID NOT REVEAL ANY PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF THE AIRFRAME OR POWERPLANT. THE 0057 CST WX (APRX 33 MIN AFTER THE ACCIDENT) WAS, IN PART: 100 FT OBSCURED, VISIBILITY 3/4 MI WITH FOG, WIND CALM. THE ELEVATION OF THE CRASH SITE WAS ABOUT 200 FT MSL. THE ARPT ELEVATION WAS 215 FT.

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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