NTSB Identification: NYC84FA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24664.
Accident occurred Monday, December 12, 1983 in NEWBURGH, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 425, registration: N6774R
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

DURING ARRIVAL, THERE WERE INDEFINITE DELAYS AT WHITE PLAINS, NY, SO THE PLT DIVERTED TO NEWBURGH, NY. HE WAS VECTORED FOR AN ILS RWY 9 APCH. WHILE EN ROUTE, THE PLT REQUESTED & WAS GIVEN THE ILS FREQ, MINS FOR THE APCH, THE ARPT ELEVATION(491 FT MSL), THE NEWBURGH WX & THE FREQ FOR THE OUTER COMPASS LOCATOR (EVEN THO, CURRENT APCH CHARTS WERE ON BOARD). HE WAS CLEARED FOR THE APCH, BUT THE ACFT HIT TREES & CRASHED, 2.58 MI WEST OF RWY 9. ELEVATION OF THE CRASH SITE WAS ABOUT 580 FT. THE MIN DSCNT ALT (MDA) FOR THE APCH WAS 682 FT. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO PREIMPACT PART MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. THE PLT WAS REQUIRED TO WEAR LENSES TO CORRECT HIS VISION. THE AREA FORCAST CALLED FOR ICING, TURBULENCE, LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR, LOW CEILINGS, RAIN, DRIZZLE, FOG & A CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN/DRIZZLE. REPORTEDLYTHE PLT RECEIVED A FULL WX BRIEFING, BUT WAS NOT BRIEFED ON SIGMETS JULIETT 7 & LIMA 4 WHICH CALLED FOR MODERATE TO SEVERE TURBULENCE & LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR AND OCCASIONAL MODERATE TO SEVERE MIXED/CLEAR ICG IN CLDS & PRECIP BLO 8000 FT.

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

APPROACH AIDS..CONGESTED



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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