NTSB Identification: ATL84FA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23768.
Accident occurred Friday, December 02, 1983 in GULFPORT, MS
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N36MP
Injuries: 3 Fatal,1 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.

PRIOR TO THE APPROACH THE PLT WAS ADVISED THAT THE WX WAS SKY OBSCURED & VISIBILITY 1/4 MI IN FOG. THE PLT ACKNOWLEDGED 'ROGER WE'LL COME ON IN AND GIVE IT A SHOT.' THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES ABOUT 500 FT SHORT OF THE MIDDLE MARKER. IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE OWNERS OF THE ACFT (PASSENGERS) WERE RETURNING TO GULFPORT TO ATTEND A SCHEDULED SOCIAL FUNCTION ON THE EVENING OF THE ACCIDENT.

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:

DECISION HEIGHT..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS


Contributing Factors

PRESSURE INDUCED BY OTHERS..PILOT IN COMMAND

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