NTSB Identification: ATL85FA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27317.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 13, 1984 in BURLINGTON, KY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N5211S
Injuries: 2 Fatal,1 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.

ACFT FERRIED VFR BY OWNER. RADIOS REPAIRED BEFORE DEPARTURE, GLIDE SLOPE RECEIVER FOUND INOP. AT FUEL STOP WX WAS FORECAST IFR FOR DESTINATION. AN IFR INSTRUCTOR WAS THEN HIRED FOR THE REMAINING FLT. OWNER SHOWED WORK ORDER TO CFI WHO INCORRECTLY CONCLUDED THAT THE GLIDE SLOPE HAD BEEN REPAIRED. CFI RECALLED WX WAS FORECAST AS 600 FT CEILING AT DESTINATION. NO RECORD FOUND OF HAVING RECEIVED CURRENT WX OF 200 FT CEILING, 1-1/4 MI VIS PRIOR TO APCH. CFI STATED A 500 FPM DESCENT AT 90 KTS WAS USED FOR THE APCH. HE REPORTED FLYING THE ILS RWY 36 APCH AND POINTED OUT TO THE OWNER THAT THE LOCALIZER AND GLIDE SLOPE NEEDLES WERE CENTERED WHEN 2 MILES FROM THE RWY. POST CRASH TEST OF THE GLIDE SLOPE RECEIVER SHOWED IT WAS STILL INOPERATIVE.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

NAVIGATION RECEIVER..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IFR PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DECISION HEIGHT..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

COMM/NAV EQUIPMENT,LOCALIZER RECEIVER..INOPERATIVE

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