NTSB Identification: MIA83FA055
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, December 30, 1982 in ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/30/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201T, registration: N8412F
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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.

APPROACH CONTROL ADVISED THE FLT AT THE TIME OF THE INITIATION OF THE APPROACH THAT WEATHER FOR THE GENERAL AREA WAS 300 FT OVERCAST, 2 MI IN FOG. THE FLT WAS CLEARED FOR THE VOR RWY 13 APPROACH. THE ACFT STRUCK TREES ABOUT 65 FT AGL IN AN AREA ABOUT 4 MI NW OF THE APPROACH END OF RWY 13. THE MDA IS 560 FT & THE ARPT ELEVATION IS 10 FT.

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..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS

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