NTSB Identification: ATL85FA072.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27264.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 30, 1984 in DUBLIN, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A, registration: N4963D
Injuries: 1 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.

AFTER DROPPING THE PARACHUTIST, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO FLY EASTWARD OVER THE DZ, MAKE A LEFT 180 TURN, LINE UP ON THE PARKED VAN ON AN EASTERLY HEADING AND DESCEND TO A LOW ALTIUDE. WITNESSES ESTIMATED THE ALTITUDE AT FROM 10 T0 30 FT AGL. THE VAN WAS PARKED ON A RIDGE ACROSS THE FLT PATH. THE ACFT MADE A LOW ALT-HIGH SPEED RUN TOWARD THE VAN. JUST BEFORE STRIKING THE VAN WITH THE LDG GEAR, THE ACFT SEEMED TO DUCK UNDER A LOW POWER LINE IN ITS PATH.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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