NTSB Identification: NYC82FA029
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 02, 1982 in NEWBURGH, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/02/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N62481
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.

AT 2234 THE PLT WAS ISSUED A VECTOR TO THE INITIAL APPROACH FIX FOR THE ILS RWY 9 APCH. HE WAS ALSO ISSUED THE FOLLOWINGWX "...STEWART WEATHER THIRTY MINUTES AGO IS ESTIMATED ONE THOUSAND OVERCAST SIX MILES IN LIGHT RAIN AND HAZE." AT 2238 THE PLT WAS ADVISED TO EXPECT A 25-30 MINUTE DELAY & WAS CLEARED TO HOLD. AT 2306 THE PLT OF A B-727 LANDING ON RWY 9 REPORTED BREAKING OUT AT 400 FT. AT 2308 THE PLT WAS CLEARED FOR THE APPROACH & RESPONDED AFFIRMATIVE WHEN ASKED IF HE HAD CURRENT WX INFORMATION. THE ACFT CRASHED APPROXIMATELY 5,000 FT FROM THE APPROACH END & AN ESTIMATED 1,500 FT RIGHT OF THE EXTENDED CENTERLINE OF RWY 9. ON 7/2/81 THE PLT FAILED HIS INITIAL ATP FLT EXAM DUE TO UNSATISFACTORY ILS APPROACHES. ON 1/21/82 DURING A 135 CHECK THE PLT'S ILS APPROACH WAS "VERY UNSATISFACTORY" & AS A CONSEQUENCE THE PLT WAS DISAPPROVED FOR OPERATION UNDER IFR.

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..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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