NTSB Identification: NYC87FA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32992.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 14, 1986 in CROTON ON HUD., NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N6090J
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.

STUDENT PILOT ADVISED BY MILLVILLE FSS THAT VFR FLIGHT NOT RECOMMENDED DUE TO CURRENT AND FORECAST IFR CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT ROUTE OF FLIGHT. ACFT OBSERVED FLYING NEAR BASE OF LOW CLOUDS AND IN AND OUT OF CLOUDS PRIOR TO CRASHING IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RESIDENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION

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