NTSB Identification: CHI98FA343.
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Accident occurred Friday, August 28, 1998 in BEAVER DAM, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/2000
Aircraft: Piper PA-22-150, registration: N2931Z
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The flight was a positioning flight for the aircraft to receive an annual inspection. Weather en route was instrument meteorological conditions. The aircraft crashed into a lake in uncontrolled flight. The pilot was not instrument rated. Inspection of the airframe and engine revealed no evidence of any preexisting anomalies with the aircraft.

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

The continued flight into adverse weather conditions and aircraft control not maintained by the pilot-in-command. Contributing factors were the improper preflight planning/preparation and lack of certification by the pilot-in-command in addition to the weather conditions.

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