NTSB Identification: MKC89LA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38832.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 15, 1989 in MALMO, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/28/1991
Aircraft: MOONEY M20, registration: N4096H
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.
THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT INADVERTENTLY ENTERED INSTRUMENT FLIGHT CONDITIONS AND EXPERIENCED WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. SUBSEQUENTLY, HE LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT & IT CRASHED ON A FROZEN LAKE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S INADVERTENT VFR FLIGHT INTO INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS (IMC), WHICH RESULTED IN HIS LOSS OF AIRCRAFT CONTROL, DUE SPATIAL DISORIENTATION. A RELATED FACTOR TO THE ACCIDENT WAS: THE ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITION.
Index for Jan1989 | Index of months