NTSB Identification: CHI87DET07.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37445.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 21, 1987 in ROLLING PRAIRIE, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: MCENTEE STITSPLAYMATE SA-11A, registration: N2813
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN OPEN RISING FIELD KILLING PILOT AND DESTROYING AIRCRAFT. HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT WAS NOT IFR-EQUIPPED OR CERTIFIED. PILOT HAD LESS THAN TEN HOURS ON AIRCRAFT. NO FLIGHT PLAN FILED. NO RECORD OF WEATHER BRIEFING, OR IN-FLIGHT WEATHER ADVISORY. SIGMET WAS ISSUED FOR AREA WHICH INCLUDED NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS, TURBULENCE, LOW CEILINGS AND FOG. CONDITIONS WERE IMC AT CRASH SITE AT TIME OF OCCURRENCE.

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT/EQUIPMENT INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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