NTSB Identification: NYC87FA021.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32455.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 18, 1986 in JAMESTOWN, NY
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235, registration: N33808
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 NON-INST RATED PLT HAD RECEIVED A TELEPHONE WX BRIEFING PRIOR TO THE PLANNED FLT. MARGINAL VFR WX WAS FORECAST FOR THE ROUTE WITH VIS 1/8 MILE AND FOG. THE ACFT WAS LOCATED APRX 24 HRS LATER IN A HEAVILY WOODED AREA ABOUT 200 YDS EAST OF AND PARALLEL TO THE DEPARTURE RWY. INSPECTION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO PREIMPACT DAMAGE OR MALFUNCTIONS.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..NOT UNDERSTOOD..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:

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND





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