NTSB Identification: CHI85FA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28017.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 13, 1985 in ANGOLA, IN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260, registration: N3974W
Injuries: 1 Fatal,4 Serious.

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 PILOT DEPARTED INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS. DURING FLIGHT THE ACFT BEGAN TO ACCUMULATE STRUCTURAL ICING. THE PILOT ELECTED TO CONTINUE ON & EVENTUALLY DECIDED TO LAND AT ANGOLA, IN. DURING FINAL TURN THE PILOT SELECTED 10 DEGREES OF FLAPS. THE ACFT THEN DROPPED HITTING THE GROUND IN A FLAT ATTITUDE. THE ACFT SKIDDED ABOUT 265 FEET TO THE EDGE OF RUNWAY 05.

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

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

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

LOWERING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WING,SKIN..ICE

Index for Mar1985 | Index of months