NTSB Identification: ATL83FA040
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 20, 1982 in AIKEN, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/20/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 411, registration: N544JW
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 PLT REQUESTED AN INSTRUMENT APPROACH TO THE ARPT & ADVISED APPROACH CONTROL (A/C) THAT HE DID NOT HAVE AN APPROACH PLATE FOR THE ARPT. A/C CLEARED THE ACFT FOR A NDB APPROACH TO RWY 24 & READ THE APPROACH INFORMATION TO THE PLT. WHEN THE PLT REPORTED PROCEDURE TURN INBOUND A/C ADVISED THE PLT HE WAS APPROX 4 MI SOUTH OF THE FINAL APPROACH COURSE & GAVE HIM A NEW HEADING TO CORRECT BACK TO THE ARPT. RADAR CONTACT WAS THEN LOST OVER THE ARPT BUT REAPPEARED APPROX 1/2 MI WEST OF THE ARPT & APPEARED TO BE MAKING A TURN BACK TO THE ARPT. THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND ABOUT 4 MI WEST OF THE ARPT. \

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:

MISSED APPROACH..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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