NTSB Identification: LAX92LA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45616.
Accident occurred Friday, October 25, 1991 in WILLITS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/27/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N24237
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

IN HIS WRITTEN STATEMENT THE PILOT SAID THAT WHILE FLYING TO HIS HOME IN WILLITS, CALIFORNIA, HE ENCOUNTERED DETERIORATING WEATHER. HE SAID THAT HE PROCEEDED ON TO SEE IF IT WAS POSSIBLE TO REACH HIS DESTINATION. WITH THE WEATHER FURTHER DETERIORATING, HE DECIDED TO TURN BACK. DURING HIS 180 DEGREE, CLIMBING TURN, THE VISIBILITY GOT WORSE AND HIS AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.

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

THE PILOT'S POOR IN-FLIGHT DECISION TO CONTINUE HIS FLIGHT IN DETERIORATING WEATHER, AND HIS MISJUDGED WEATHER EVALUATION.

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