NTSB Identification: NYC86FGM05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31495.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 30, 1986 in FRIEDENS, PA
Aircraft: BOMBERGER VANS RV-4, registration: N86AB
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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.

DUE TO A LOW CEILING AND POOR VISIBILITY, THE PLT DECIDED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING AT SOMERSET ARPT. UNABLE TO LOCATE THE ARPT, A LANDING WAS BEING MADE TO A FIELD WHEN THE ACFT STALLED INTO TREES DURING THE APPROACH.

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:

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..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

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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