NTSB Identification: MIA85LA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26724.
Accident occurred Monday, December 03, 1984 in ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Aircraft: Beech V35B, registration: N6737L
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT RECEIVED SPECIAL VFR CLEARANCE TO ENTER TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR LANDING AND WAS ADVISED TO DESCEND TO 1600 FT AND CONTACT TOWER FOR LANDING. PLT INITIATED DESCENT, LOWERING GEAR TO INCREASE DESCENT RATE AND RECEIVED LANDING CLEARANCE WHILE MANUVERING TO REMAIN CLEAR OF FOG PATCHES. PLT THEN NOTED ALTIMETER READING OF 200-300 FT, APPLIED POWER BUT FAILED TO ARREST THE DESCENT. ACFT COLLIDED WITH WATER.

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

LEVEL OFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT/NAVIGATION INSTRUMENT(S)..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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