NTSB Identification: NYC82AA125
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 16, 1982 in DUNKIRK, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201, registration: N8192A
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

THE FLT WAS CLEARED FOR A VOR RWY 24 APCH. AT 2226 THE PLT REPORTED THE ARPT IN SIGHT. AT 2228 THE ACFT CRASHED 4,000 FTSOUTH OF THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 24 ON A HEADING OF 115 DEG. THE JAMESTOWN,NY 2250 WX OBSERVATION WAS PARTIAL OBSCURATION, ESTIMATED 200 FT OVERCAST, VISIBILITY 1 MI VARIABLE IN LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS & FOG.

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:

MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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