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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34590
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Date:26-DEC-1992
Time:09:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R-200
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N5343T
C/n / msn: 28R-7235224
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Tarpon Springs , FL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Destination airport:New Port Richey, FL (X41)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
DURING HIS WX BRIEFING BEFORE FLIGHT, THE PLT DID NOT REQUEST PUBLISHED NOTAM INFORMATION WHICH WOULD HAVE ADVISED HIM THAT THE VOR APCH TO THE DESTINATION airport WAS NOT AUTHORIZED. UPON ARRIVING IN THE VICINITY OF THE DESTINATION, THE PILOT WAS RADAR VECTORED AND THEN CLEARED FOR THE VOR-A APPROACH. IN RESPONSE TO THE CONTROLLER'S QUERY ABOUT RECEIVING THE VOR, THE PLT STATED 'GOT IT.' THE LAST RADAR RETURN SHOWED THE AIRPLANE AT 200 FT. THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE SAFETY CABLE APRX 115 FT AGL. THE VOR-A APPROACH HAD BEEN NOTAMED AS BEING NOT AUTHORIZED BECAUSE A FLIGHT CHECK SHOWED THE APPROACH RADIAL AS BEING ROUGH WITH SCALLOPING. THE MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE WAS 680 FT. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN THE MINUMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE (MDA) WHILE ON A NON-PRECISION INSTRUMENT APPROACH. FACTORS WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION (FSS) SPECIALIST'S FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE PUBLISHED NOTICE TO AIRMEN (NOTAM) INFORMATION TO THE PILOT DURING THE WEATHER BRIEFING, AND THE CONTROLLER'S FAILURE TO REMEMBER THAT THE VOR-A APPROACH WAS NOT AUTHORIZED.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X16203


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