NTSB Identification: NYC85LA017.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26620.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 01, 1984 in ANDES, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N64182
Injuries: 2 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE ENCOUNTERED DETERIORATING VISIBILITY DUE TO HAZE & HE ELECTED TO LAND IN AN UNIMPROVED FIELD. THE 1ST APPROACH WAS ABORTED; HOWEVER, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE 2ND APPROACH. AFTER TOUCHING DOWN, THE PLT REALIZED THE FIELD WAS TOO SHORT. HE INITIATED A TAKEOFF, BUT THE ACFT WOULD NOT CLEAR BRUSH AT THE END OF THE FIELD & SUBSEQUENTLY COLLIDED WITH THE BRUSH AND TREES.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND

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