NTSB Identification: CHI88LA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36630.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 08, 1987 in CUMBERLAND, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N6501S
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

AT 0112 CST, THE PLT TELEPHONED THE FSS & REQUESTED A WX OUTLOOK FOR A 0600 CST DEPARTURE. THE WX BRIEFER ADZD THE WX TO THE SOUTH WAS DETERIORATING & THAT THE DESTN WOULD BE IFR BY ABOUT THE PLANNED DEPARTURE TIME. ALSO, THE BRIEFER SUGGESTED THE PLT COULD DELAY HIS FLT AS A SLOW IMPROVEMENT WAS EXPECTED. AT ABOUT 0130 TO 0200 CST, THE PLT TOOK OFF. DURING ARRIVAL, HE SAW THE ARPT BEACON & CONTD. HOWEVER, THE ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY CRASHED ABOUT 1000' SOUTH OF RWY 9, NEAR THE DEP END. DUE TO HIS INJURIES, THE PLT COULD NOT REMEMBER THE OCCURRENCE. A POLICE OFFICER, WHO RESPONDED TO THE ACDNT, SAID HE HAD TO LIMIT HIS SPEED TO APRX 30 TO 35 MPH DUE TO HVY GROUND FOG. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT DURING IMPACT THE NOSE & LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED; THE PROP, ENG COMPARTMENT, & BOTH WING TIPS WERE DAMAGED; & THE AFT FUSELAGE WAS BROKEN & BENT DOWNWARD BEHIND THE WINGS & CABIN AREA. ABOUT 45 MI SSE AT EAU CLAIRE, WI, THE 2251 CST WX WAS IN PART: 400' OBSCURED, VIS 1.5 MI WITH FOG & DRIZZLE.

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

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DRIZZLE/MIST



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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