NTSB Identification: ATL86FA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30399.
Accident occurred Friday, January 03, 1986 in TALLADEGA, AL
Aircraft: CESSNA T337B, registration: N2407S
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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING THE FINAL APPROACH TO LANDING. THE LIGHT CONDITIONS WERE DARK, SKIES WERE CLEAR AND WINDS WERE CALM. PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, THE PLT HAD LANDED AND VISITED THE FBO FROM WHERE THE ACFT WAS RECENTLY PURCHASED TO CORRECT SOME AVIONIC DISAGREEMENTS. THE VISIT WAS BRIEF AND THE PLT WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN UPSET AT THE TIME OF DEPARTURE. MEDICAL FINDINGS ON THE PLT CONFIRMED A CONDITION EVIDENT OF HYPERTENSION. THE PLT HAD BEEN TAKING MEDICATION FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SINCE 9/84. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF MEDICATION IN THE PLT'S SYSTEM AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT



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