NTSB Identification: ATL83FKG05
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 26, 1982 in PINE MOUTAIN, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/26/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N8451R
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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.

DUE TO LOCAL WX CONDITIONS, THE ACFT WAS RECEIVING RADAR VECTORS TO COLUMBUS, GA. ENROUTE TO COLUMBUS, THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND AT THE CALLAY GARDENS-HARRIS COUNTY ARPT. DURING FINAL APPROACH, HE ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT & STRUCK SEVERAL TREES. HE THEN ADDED FULL POWER & WAS ABLE TO MAKE A NORMAL LANDING.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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