NTSB Identification: FTW85FA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26532.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 23, 1984 in LAKE CHARLES, LA
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N2049G
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 ACFT CRASHED 3 MILES SHORT OF THE LAKE CHARLES AIRPORT WHILE ON AN ILS APPROACH. INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT, AND AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED BY THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT. A REVIEW OF THE RADIO TRANSCRIPTS INVOLVING N2049G AND APPROACH CONTROL REVEALED CONFUSION ON THE PART OF THE PLT CONCERNING INSTRUMENT FLIGHT PROCEDURES.

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:

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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