Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Montague, New Jersey 07827
Saturday, December 8, 1984 15:30 EST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE PILOT OF THIS AIRCRAFT WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE HOSPITAL FOLLOWING A BLADDER BIOPSY ABOUT SIX HOURS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. ALTHOUGH HE WAS ADVISED NOT TO FLY THAT DAY HE ELECTED TO DO SO. HE WAS ENGAGED IN BUZZING A FRIENDS HOUSE WHEN HE COLLIDED WITH TREES, CRASHED AND BURNED. THE AUTOPSY FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT DID NOT INDICATE INCAPACITATION.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date12/8/1984 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1530 
Event Time ZoneEastern Standard Time 
Event CityMONTAGUE  
Event StateNEW JERSEY 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site07827  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month12 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location Airport  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1545 Eastern Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)155 
Weather Observation Facility IDCDW  
Elevation of weather observation facility173 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)32 
Time Zone of the weather observationEST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height20000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 20 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)-- 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)240 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)500 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryFatal 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)1708 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information28948 
Date of most recent change to recordSep 25 2006 3:58PM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\ZUZL  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN1113X 
NTSB NumberNYC85FA039  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageDestroyed 
Aircraft FireGround 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameMOONEY  
Aircraft ModelM20J  
Aircraft Series IdentifierM20J  
Aircraft Serial Number24-1140  
Certified Max Gross Weight2740 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours-- 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedYes 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameJOHN H. HAFNER  
Aircraft Owner Street Address111 GEARY DR.  
Aircraft Owner CityS. PLAINFIELD  
Aircraft Owner StateNJ 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeN52  
Departure CitySOMERVILLE  
Departure StateNJ 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1445 
Departure Time ZoneEST 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightManeuvering 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length
Runway Width
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--