NTSB Identification: ATL84FKG01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23669.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 12, 1983 in EDISON, GA
Aircraft: BEECH 65-A80, registration: N62TG
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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.

AT APRX 2130 EDT, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE WHILE THE PLT WAS MAKING A LOW PASS OVER A WOODED AREA. AFTER HITTING THE TREE, THE PLANE CRASHED INTO A POND. REPORTEDLY, THE ACFT HAD RETURNED FROM COLUMBIA (SOUTH AMERICA) & THE AIRCREW WERE PREPARING TO DROP DUFFEL BAGS OF COCAINE. WHEN THE ACFT HIT THE TREE, THE PLT WAS FLYING WHILE THE OTHER PERSON WAS GETTING READY TO THROW OUT THE BAGS.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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