NTSB Identification: CHI87FA048.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34488.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 11, 1986 in N. MANITOU ISL., MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200, registration: N32693
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 PLT HAD RECVD AN UNFAVORABLE WX BRIEF THAT INCLUDED A SIGMET ON FLT ICING. ENROUTE DURING FLT OVER A LARGE BODY OF WATER HE EXPERIENCED POWER LOSS AND WAS AT TOO LOW A ALTITUDE TO GLIDE TO SHORE. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO LD ON A ISLAND BUT CRASHED IN A LAKE.

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

HAZARDOUS WEATHER ADVISORY..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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