NTSB Identification: NYC83LA019
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 03, 1982 in WILLIMATIC, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N7423R
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.

ON THE SECOND APPROACH TO THE AIRPORT, AFTER EXECUTING A GO-AROUND ON THE FIRST, THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED GROUND FOG. IN ZERO VISIBILITY, AT 3-5 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, THE PILOT ELECTED TO EXECUTE A "CONTROLLED CRASH" RATHER THAN ATTEMPT A TRANSITION TO INSTRUMENTS.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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