NTSB Identification: ATL83LA057
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, December 09, 1982 in HUNTSVILLE, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/09/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182B, registration: N4718S
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING A LANDING APPROACH IN INSTRUMENT MEEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS ON A DARK NIGHT. A VFR FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. THE AIRCRAFT WAS DAMAGED IN THE COLLISION BUT THE PILOT MANAGED TO CONTINUE THE APPROACH AND LAND. NO INJURIES WERE SUSTAINED. NO VASI WAS AVAILABLE AND THE AIRPORT ELEVATION IS 630 FEET. THE PILOT NORMALLY LANDS AT AN AIRPORT WITH AN ELEVATION OF 22 FEET.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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