NTSB Identification: NYC84FA058.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25581.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 17, 1983 in STOCKTON, NJ
Aircraft: BEECH T-34A, registration: N12EG
Injuries: 2 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.

PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED IN AEROBATIC TYPE MANEUVERS. ACCORDING TO ONE WITNESS, HE SAW THE ACFT ENTER A DESCENT AFTER IT HAD COMPLETED A ROLL MANEUVER. IT WAS STILL IN A STEEP DESCENT WHEN HE LOST SIGHT OF THE ACFT DUE TO TREES. THE ACFT IMPACTED WITH TREES IN A WOODED AREA WHILE STILL DESCENDING AT A SHALLOW ANGLE. THE TREES WERE UP TO 45 FT TALL. THE DISTANCE FROM THE INITIAL IMPACT POINT WITH THE TREES TO THE LAST PIECE OF DEBRIS WAS 511 FT.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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