NTSB Identification: NYC83LA015
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 29, 1982 in WATERTOWN, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/29/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N1277Q
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT REPORTED THAT HE MADE TWO TOUCH-AND-GO LANDINGS AT THE WATERTOWN, NEW YORK INTL AIRPORT. HE THEN RETURNED TO HIS PRIVATE AIRSTRIP IN THE LOCAL AREA. WHILE EXECUTING A NIGHT APPROACH TO THE PRIVATE STRIP HE GOT TOO LOW. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE ADDED FULL POWER AND ATTEMPTED TO CLIMB, BUT WAS UNABLE. THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED THE TOP OF TREES, THEN NOSED INTO THE GROUND.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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