NTSB Identification: NYC83FA034
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 29, 1982 in HAZLETON, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1983
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N2014D
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.

ON 11/28/82, THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED ICING CONDITIONS AND LANDED AT HAZLETON, PA. THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT DEICED AT HAZLETON AND ICING CONDITIONS CONTINUED UNTIL THE MORNING OF 11/29/82. WHILE DEPARTING ON 11/29/82, THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO USE MORE THAN TWO THIRDS OF THE 4899 FT RUNWAY. THIS WAS ABOUT 3 TIMES THE NORMAL TAKEOFF ROLL. AFTER DEPARTING FROM RUNWAY 28. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES ON THE NORTH SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN. THE IMPACT OCCURRED ABOUT 50 FT FROM THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN AND ABOUT 1 MI NORTHWEST OF THE AIRPORT. THE ELEVATION OF THE CRASH SITE WAS ABOUT 1700 FT MSL. THE AIRPORT ELEVATION WAS 1604 FT. A HUNTER IN THE VICINITY OF THE CRASH SITE REPORTED DENSE FOG IN THE AREA. HE HEARD THE PLANE APPROACHING, BUT DID NOT SEE IT UNTIL JUST PRIOR TO IMPACT. HE REPORTED THAT THE SOUND OF THE ENGINE WAS STEADY AND LOUD.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER CONDITION..ICE

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

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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