NTSB Identification: SEA87LA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32598.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 04, 1986 in ROSEBURG, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N734EP
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT INITIATED THE TAKEOFF FROM A TAXIWAY WITH A 100 FT OBSCURED SKY AND 1/4 VISIBILITY IN FOG. THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PLT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN THE RWY HEADING DURING INITIAL CLIMB. THE ACFT DRIFTED TO THE RIGHT OF THE TAXIWAY AND STRUCK TREES LOCATED ON RISING TERRAIN.

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

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

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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