NTSB Identification: ATL87FA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33118.
Accident occurred Monday, October 13, 1986 in PELL CITY, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N4576R
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.

THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED ALBANY GEORGIA FOR FENTON MISSOURI WITHOUT A FLIGHT PLAN. VFR NOT RECOMMENDED HAD BEEN GIVEN TO THE COMMERCIAL, CFI, INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT TWICE DURING THE DAY. THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND TWO MONTHS LATER ON THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN IN ALABAMA. THE AIRCRAFT HAD BURNED.

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

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER FORECAST..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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