NTSB Identification: NYC83FA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21178.
Accident occurred Friday, January 28, 1983 in ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Aircraft: CESSNA 310R, registration: N310TA
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 FLT PROCEEDED ROUTINELY FROM CHICAGO TO ATLANTIC CITY. COMMUNICATIONS AND PROCEDURES ALL SEEMED ROUTINE AND NORMAL AND AT 1901 LOCAL CONTROL AT ATLANTIC CITY INFORMED THE PILOT THAT HE WAS ONE MILE OUT AND SHOULD BE PICKING UP THE 'RABBIT' MOMENTARILY. AT 1902 THE CONTROLLER ASKED THE PILOT IF HE WAS ON THE GROUND OR DID HE GO AROUND? THE PILOT RESPONDED THAT HE WAS 'IN THE GO-AROUND.' LOCAL CONTROL THEN ISSUED MISSED APPROACH PROCEDURES. THE FLT DID NOT RESPOND TO THE INSTRUCTIONS NOR TO ANY SUBSEQUENT TRANSMISSIONS. AT 1907 AN EXPLOSION WAS REPORTED IN THE VICINITY OF THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY. THE ACFT STRUCK TREES 5,900 FT BEYOND THE DEPARTURE OF THE 10,000 FT RWY ON A TRACK OF 110 DEG. THE TREES IN THE AREA WERE ABOUT 45 FT HIGH.

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

DECISION HEIGHT..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MISSED APPROACH..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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