NTSB Identification: SEA91LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43517.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 18, 1990 in BREMERTON, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/23/1992
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7ECA, registration: N7584U
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE FLIGHT ENCOUNTERED IMC. THE PILOT TURNED LEFT TO RETURN TO THE RUNWAY AND REDUCED POWER. DURING THE TURN THE PILOT LOST SIGHT OF THE RUNWAY AND DID NOT REALIZE THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS DESCENDING. THE AIRPLANE FLEW INTO TREES. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THERE WERE NO MECHANIAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS WITH THE AIRPLANE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

THE PILOT DID NOT MAINTAIN ALTITUDE.

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