NTSB Identification: MKC83FA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20932.
Accident occurred Friday, February 11, 1983 in WICHITA, KS
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N8981C
Injuries: 2 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.
THE ACFT WAS CLEARED TO MAKE THE APPROACH AND TO DESCEND NOT BELOW 2300 FT. THE PILOT DESCENDED FROM 3000 AFTER HE REPORTED PASSING HANCE, THE FINAL APPOACH FIX. HE DESCENDED TO 2300 FT AT 500 FT A MINUTE AND LEVELED THE ACFT AND LOWERED THE LANDING GEAR. THE PILOT SAID THAT AT THE POINT 2 NM FROM THE ARPT WHERE THE DESCENT TO 1820 FT IS TO BE BEGUN HE LOWERED ONE NOTCH OF FLAPS AND HIT THE GROUND. THE CRASH SITE IS ONE AND ONE QUARTER MILES FROM THE ARPT ON THE FINAL APPROACH COURSE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT
WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING
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