NTSB Identification: MKC85FA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26729.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 20, 1984 in PEA RIDGE, AR
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 690A, registration: N9229Y
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.

PLT WAS CLEARED FOR VOR/DME APPROACH TO ROGERS ARPT BY FAYETTEVILLE APCH CONTROL; FAYETTEVILLE ALTIMETER SETTING OF 29.85 (CONFIRMED BY RECORDED TRANSCRIPT) FURNISHED. PLT DID NOT READ BACK. DURING APCH, ACFT IMPACTED TREES 25 FT AGL AT APRX 1320 FT MSL, 3 MILES SHORT OF ARPT. INVESTIGATION SHOWED PLT'S ALTIMETER SET AT 30.14 (ALTIMETER WOULD READ 290 FT HIGHER THAN ACFT ACTUAL ALTITUDE). PLT'S RECALL WAS THAT THE 30.14 SETTING WAS FURNISHED BY APCH CONTROL. PLT FURTHER STATED LAST RECALLED ALTITUDE READING WAS 1750 FT. APCH PLATE SHOWS 1700 FT MDA WITH ROGERS ALTIMETER SETTING; INCREASE MDA BY 100 FT IF USING FAYETTEVILLE SETTING.

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

MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIR/GROUND COMMUNICATIONS..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALTIMETER SETTING..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IFR PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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