NTSB Identification: SEA88LA188.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38046.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 24, 1988 in EVERETT, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: SVENSSON BUSHBY MUSTANG II, registration: N7SV
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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

JUST PRIOR TO THE ACDNT, WITNESSES SAW THE ACFT IN A STEEP, HIGH SPEED DESCENT. IMPACT OCCURRED IN SOFT, MARSHY TERRAIN & MUCH OF THE WRECKAGE WAS BURIED. NO MECHANICAL REASON WAS FOUND FOR A LOSS OF CONTROL; HOWEVER, THE ACFT WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED DRG IMPACT. ABOUT 5 MI ENE AT PAYNE FIELD, THE WX WAS, IN PART: 3500' SCATTERED, 7500' OVERCAST, VISIBILITY 3 MI WITH LIGHT DRIZZLE & FOG, WIND 040 AT 5 KTS. APRX 9 MI NORTH AT CASCADE AIRPARK, THE CEILING WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 500' TO 800'.

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:

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DRIZZLE/MIST

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