NTSB Identification: ATL90LA049.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41133.
Accident occurred Monday, January 08, 1990 in TALLADEGA, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/10/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N7950F
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

THE PRIVATE, NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT, FLYING THE LEAD AIRPLANE IN A FLIGHT OF THREE, FLEW INTO A CLOUD IN AN AREA OF RISING TERRAIN AND CRASHED. THE PILOTS OF THE OTHER TWO AIRPLANES EXECUTED A 180 DEGREE TURN AND LANDED SAFELY AT A NEARBY AIRPORT.

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

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER INFLIGHT DECISION TO ATTEMPT TO CONTINUE VFR FLIGHT IMC CONDITIONS WITH NO INSTRUMENT RATING, CLEARANCE OR EXPERIENCE.

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