NTSB Identification: ATL86FA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30824.
Accident occurred Friday, February 21, 1986 in WILKESBORO, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N93567
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.

SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED FLYING ERRATICALLY OVER THE TOWN. IMC EXISTED IN THE AREA AT THE TIME. THE STUDENT PLT DID NOT HAVE ANY INSTRUMENT FLIGHT TIME LOGGED AND HIS PAX WAS NOT A PLT. THE ACFT WAS IN A DESCENDING TURN WHEN IT FLEW INTO THE TREES ON THE SIDE OF A HILL. THE STUDENT PLT WORKED FOR THE OWNER OF THE ACFT BUT DID NOT HAVE A FLT SCHEDULED FOR THAT DATE.

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

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE

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

IMPROPER USE OF PROCEDURE..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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