NTSB Identification: SEA88LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35318.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 25, 1987 in SNOQUALAMIE PSS, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N44856
Injuries: 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 PILOT WAS ADVISED THAT WITH HIS PROPOSED ROUTE OF FLIGHT VFR WAS NOT RECOMMENDED DUE TO LOW CLOUDS AND MARGINAL VISIBILITY. THE PILOT ELECTED TO FLY THROUGH THE AREA AT NIGHT AND ENCOUNTERED LOW CLOUDS AND MARGINAL VISIBILITY. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO CLIMB THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK TREES.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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