NTSB Identification: NYC87FA252.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35328.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 12, 1987 in EAST GRANBY, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N670FL
Injuries: 2 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 DEPARTED SIMSBURY AIRPORT ON A X-COUNTRY FLIGHT AND CRASHED 4.5 MILES TO THE NORTH IN BRADLEY INTL AIRPORT TRAFFIC AREA. WITNESSES IN THE CRASH SITE AREA SAW AN AIRCRAFT FLYING IN AND OUT OF CLOUDS PRIOR TO HEARING THE CRASH.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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