NTSB Identification: NYC86LA064.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32571.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 19, 1986 in FARMINGDALE, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N34069
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES IN THE BETHPAGE STATE PARK DURING A RWY 14 ILS APCH AT REPUBLIC AIRPORT, FARMINGDALE, NY. THE PLT HAD INSTRUCTED HIS PASSENGER, A PRIVATE PLT, TO REPORT WHEN HE HAD THE APCH LIGHTS IN SIGHT. THE PLT STATED THE APCH WAS CONTINUED UNTIL AN ALT OF 300 FT WAS REACHED AT WHICH TIME THE GLIDE SLOPE FLAG APPEARED. HE INITIATED A MISSED APCH AT THIS TIME, HOWEVER, THE ACFT CONTACTED TREES. DECISION HEIGHT FOR THE APCH IS 329 FT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DECISION HEIGHT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN

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