NTSB Identification: NYC85FA029.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27260.
Accident occurred Friday, November 16, 1984 in ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-236, registration: N2831Y
Injuries: 4 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.

THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ANOTHER AIRCRAFT IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. THE PILOT EXTENDED THE DOWNLEG LEG LEG. DURING THE TURN TO ALIGN THE AIRCRAFT WITH THE RUNWAY THE PILOT SUFFERED A DISABLING HEART ATTACK. UNABLE TO RECOVER THE AIRCRAFT FROM ITS DESCENT IT ENTERED THE WATER AT A NOSE DOWN ANGLE OF APPROXIMATELY 80 DEGREES.

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

STALL..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INCAPACITATION(CARDIOVASCULAR)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESCENT..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LEVEL OFF..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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