NTSB Identification: ATL85FA061.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27297.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 19, 1984 in GLASGOW, KY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N6077H
Injuries: 1 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.

THE ACFT CRASHED ONE MI SHORT OF RWY 07 AT GLASGOW MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WHILE ON SDF RWY 07 INST APP. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE ACTUAL ACCIDENT OTHER THEN THE SURVIVING PASSENGER WHO STATED THAT THE PLT HAD ASKED HER TO LOOK FOR THE RWY LIGHTS. SHE STATED THAT BOTH SHE & THE PLT SAW THE LIGHTS JUST PRIOR TO SEEING THE TREES. THE AIRPORT MANAGER STATED THAT THE CLOUDS WERE BETWEEN 300 & 500 FT, WITH LIGHT RAIN & FOG. THE PUBLISHED MINIMUMS FOR THE APPROACH BEING FLOWN WERE 400 FT CEILING & ONE MI VISIBILITY. IMPACT OCCURRED FIRST WITH A 13 IN DIAMETER TREE AT ABOUT 20 FT AGL.

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

MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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