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N6162G accident description

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Crash location Unknown
Nearest city Minneapolis, MN
44.979965°N, 93.263836°W
Tail number N6162G
Accident date 24 Jul 2002
Aircraft type Beech S35
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On July 24, 2002, at 0800 central daylight time, a Beech S35, N6162G, owned and piloted by a private pilot, was substantially damaged when it impacted runway approach lights during approach and landing on runway 30 at the Airlake Airport (LVN), Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was not operating on a flight plan. The pilot and two passengers were uninjured. The flight originated from the Fort Dodge Regional Airport, Fort Dodge, Iowa, at 0715, en route to LVN.

Runway 30 (4,098 feet by 75 feet, asphalt) is equipped with a medium intensity approach lighting system consisting of four light units approximately 4 feet in height traversing the approach end of the runway. The runway has a displaced threshold which is marked on its surface and also listed in the Airport Facility Directory as having a 391 foot displaced threshold.

According to the airport manager, another airplane hit the same approach lights during approach and landing approximately one week prior to the accident involving N6162G.

NTSB Probable Cause

The proper glide path not obtained/maintained by the pilot. The approach lights were a contributing factor.

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