NTSB Identification: ATL84LA071.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23451.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 21, 1983 in INDIAN HEAD, MD
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260, registration: N5685V
Injuries: 1 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 STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER DEPARTING DCA, HE ENCOUNTERED A SMALL AMOUNT OF RAIN THAT FROZE ON THE AIRCRAFT'S WINDSHIELD. HE CONTINUED ON TO HIS DESTINATION AND AGAIN ENCOUNTER FREEZING RAIN WHEN TURNING FROM BASE TO FINAL. HE ELECTED TO MAKE A GO-AROUND BUT STRUCK TREES. THE ACFT CAME TO REST 400 FT FROM THE APPROACH END OF RWY 35, 205 FT LEFT OF CENTERLINE.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN

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