NTSB Identification: CHI83LA271.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21960.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, June 19, 1983 in YOUNGSTOWN, OH
Aircraft: BEECH E18S, registration: N995H
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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

THE PLT HAD NOT OBTAINED A WX BRIEFING, BUT HAD GOTTEN INFO FROM ANOTHER COMPANY PLT WHO HAD FLOWN INTO THE DESTINATION ARPT EARLIER. DURING ARRIVAL, HE COULD SEE THE ROTATING BEACON & RWY LIGHTS THRU SOME FOG & ELECTED TO MAKE A VISUAL APCH. AT APRX 75 FT AGL ON FINAL APCH, THICKER FOG WAS ENCOUNTERED, BUT THE RWY LIGHTS WERE STILL IN SIGHT. THE PLT CONTINUED THE APCH UNTIL HE SAW HE WAS PASSING THE OPERATIONS BUILDING, THEN HE KNEW THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT RWY REMAINING TO STOP SAFELY, SO HE INITIATED A GO-AROUND. HOWEVER, HE WAS UNABLE TO CLEAR TREES OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY. AFTER COLLIDING WITH THE TREES, THE ACFT WAS LANDED IN A FIELD WHERE IT SKIDDED APRX 150 YARDS TO A STOP WITHOUT INJURY TO THE PLT OR CARGO HANDLER.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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