NTSB Identification: CHI88FA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36040.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 30, 1988 in NORWALK, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N9458U
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT MADE SEVERAL CALLS TO THE FSS AND OBTAINED WEATHER BRIEFINGS FOR REPORTED AND FORECAST IFR CONDITIONS ALONG HIS PROPOSED ROUTE OF FLIGHT. AFTER DEPARTURE FROM SPARTA, WISCONSIN IN WEATHER DESCRIBED BY WITNESSES TO BE BELOW VMC, THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED IN A FIELD APPROXIMATELY 6 MILES FROM THE AIRPORT ON THE APPROXIMATE COURSE TO HIS DESTINATION AIRPORT AT AN ELEVATION OF 1400 FEET MSL. THE ELEVATION OF THE AIRPORT DEPARTED IS 811 FEET MSL.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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