NTSB Identification: FTW85LA120.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27359.
Accident occurred Monday, February 18, 1985 in COMANCHE, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N54149
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PLT FLEW THE ACFT INTO RISING TERRAIN IN A WINGS LEVEL ATTITUDE DURING A PERIOD OF LOW CEILINGSON A DARK NIGHT. THE PLT STATED HE WAS DESCENDING TO STAY CLEAR OF THE OVERCAST AND NEVER SAW THE GROUND. PLT HAD A TOTAL OF 80 HRS FLT TIME.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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