NTSB Identification: LAX73AL013
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BEECH D18S, registration: N281H

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3632  72/9/13    SANTA MARIA,CALIF   BEECH D18S          CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0154                    N281H               PX-  0  0  0  CTR CARGO-D               AGE 26, 2768 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            1316 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT -  SANTA MARIA PUB
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          LOS ANGELES,CALIF           SANTA MARIA,CALIF
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           UNDERSHOOT                                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLIDED WITH: ELECTRONIC TOWERS                         LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IFR OPERATION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DELAYED IN INITIATING GO-AROUND
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO SEE AND AVOID OBJECTS OR OBSTRUCTIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT FACILITIES: APPROACH LIGHTING
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - CREW COORDINATION-POOR
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INSTRUMENTS-MISREAD OR FAILED TO READ
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  100
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/2 MILE OR LESS                                         NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          FOG                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- PLT SAID APCH LTS WERE TOO BRIGHT.ACFT WENT BLO GLIDE SLOPE,HIT MIDDLE MRKR,ABORTED LDG.

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