NTSB Identification: ATL86FA028.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29788.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 09, 1985 in ROBBINSVILLE, NC
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301, registration: N8470X
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.

MSG ACFT FOUND AFTER 9 MOS. REMAINS FOUND ON EAST SIDE OF COLINE RIDGE IN GRAHAM CO NC. PATH OF BROKEN LIMBS/TREES ABOUT LEVEL INTO MOUNTAINSIDE. BOTH OCCUPANTS FATAL.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPROPER DECISION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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