NTSB Identification: ATL85LA088.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27581.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 02, 1985 in HARTFORD, TN
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8572G
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 WAS INFORMED DURING WX BRIEFING THAT VFR WAS NOT RECOMMENDED BECAUSE OF LOW CLOUDS. PLT ELECTED TO TAKEOFF AND FOLLOW I-90, HOWEVER, WX CONDITIONS WERE POOR AND PLT EXECUTED A CLIMB TO 10000 FT TO CLEAR THE CLOUD LAYER. WHILE EN ROUTE THE PLT TUNED TO THE ASHVILLE VOR AND TRACKED TO A LOCATION HE THOUGHT WAS IN THE VICINITY OF THE ARPT. A DESCENT WAS MADE THROUGH BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS TO 5500 FT. THE DESCENT WAS THEN CONTINUED TO 4000 FT WHERE THE PLT APPLIED POWER AND THE ACFT CONTACTED A MOUNTAIN.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING



Contributing Factors

WEATHER OBSERVATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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