NTSB Identification: CHI83FA160.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20420.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 06, 1983 in INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Aircraft: GATES LEARJET 35A, registration: N3794W
Injuries: 6 Uninjured.

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 AIRCRAFT STRUCK TREES ONE MILE FROM THE RUNWAY DURING AN ILS APPROACH TO INDIANAPOLIS INTL AIRPORT AFTER A FLIGHT FROM CHICAGO. THE PILOT SUCCESSFULLY EXECUTED A MISSED APPROACH AND DIVERTED TO HULMAN REGIONAL AIRPORT, TERRE HAUTE, IN, FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING. THE ACFT LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. NONE OF THE SIX OCCUPANTS WERE INJURED. THE WEATHER AT INDIANAPOLIS AT THE TIME OF THE APPROACH WAS INDEFINITE CEILING 100 FEET OBSCURATION. VISIBILITY 1/8 MILEIN FOG, WIND 250 DEGREES AT 3 KNOTS. THE DECISION HEIGHT FOR THE APPROACH IS 984 FEET. FIELD ELEVATION IS 797 FEET MSL.

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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