NTSB Identification: NYC84FA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23723.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 14, 1983 in BUFFALO, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 310R, registration: N87291
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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH LAKE ERIE DURING ILS APPROACH TO RWY 05 AT BUFFALO, NY. THE ACFT HAD BEEN DESCENDED TO 3000 FT AND THE PLT REPORTED TURNING INBOUND FROM DUNKIRK VOR TO THE ILS. HE WAS CLEARED FOR THE APPROACH AND TOLD TO REPORT THE OUTER MARKER TO WHICH HE ACKNOWLEDGED. ABOUT ONE MINUTE LATER THE PLT REQUESTED THE SURFACE WINDS AND AFTER RECEIVING THEM ACKNOWLEDGED WITH AN 'OK'. THERE WERE NO FURTHER TRANSMISSIONS. ATTEMPTS TO RE-ESTABLISH COMMUNICATIONS WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. THE LAST RECORDED RADAR DATA ON THE ACFT AT 0408:42 SHOWED THE ACFT AT AN ALTITUDE OF 2500 FT ON A HEADING OF 55 DEGREES AT 154 KTS AND ABOUT 13 MILES FROM THE AIRPORT. SOME WRECKAGE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ACFT WAS LOCATED BY THE COAST GUARD ABOUT 2 HOURS LATER AT 12 MILES FROM THE ARPT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY

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