NTSB Identification: MKC88FA070.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36596.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, April 01, 1988 in SPRINGFIELD, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1989
Aircraft: BELL 206L-1, registration: N119AE
Injuries: 3 Serious.

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.

WHILE ENROUTE TO A VEHICLE ACCIDENT THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED INSTRUMENT FLIGHT CONDITIONS. AS A RESULT OF FLYING INTO FOG AND TURNING ON HIS NIGHT SCANNER LIGHT, THE PILOT EXPERIENCED SPATIAL DISORIENTATION AND FAILED TO MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT CONTROL. THE PILOT ELECTED TO EXECUTE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING AND IMPACTED A LARGE ROW OF HAY BALES. THE PILOT RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING PRIOR TO TAKEOFF. WEATHER IN THE AREA WAS FORCAST TO BE MARGINAL VFR WITH PERIODS OF INSTRUMENT FLIGHT CONDITIONS. LOCAL WEATHER WAS ADDRESSED BY A SIGMET (NO. 23C) AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

EMERGENCY LIGHTS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..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..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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