NTSB Identification: CHI86FA171.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32405.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 16, 1986 in CRIVITZ, WI
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 100, registration: N3667X
Injuries: 1 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.

FOLLOWING ONE APPROACH TO LAND UNDER CONDITIONS OF LOW VISIBILITY (LESS THAN 1/4 MILE) THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LAND AGAIN. ON BASE LEG, ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE AIRCRAFT FELL TO THE GROUND. IN THE WRECKAGE THE STALL WARNING LIGHT BULB FILAMENT WAS GROSSLY DISTORTED. THE PILOT WAS TRAINED AS A PRIVATE PILOT ONLY. ALL BUT ONE WITNESS STATED THAT THE ENGINE WAS OPERATING NORMALLY UNTIL THE CRASH.

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

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

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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