NTSB Identification: NYC83LA038
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, December 02, 1982 in NORTH CALDWELL, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/1983
Aircraft: MOONEY M20F, registration: N6871V
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 PILOT STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED A FOG BANK WHILE MAKING A STRAIGHT IN LANDING AT ESSEX COUNTY AIRPORT. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO CLIMB AND STILL MAINTAIN VISUAL CONTACT WITH THE GROUND, HOWEVER THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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