NTSB Identification: NYC85FA100.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27736.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 07, 1985 in ACME, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N8367J
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.

AT 1221 EST, THE PLT WAS ADVISED BY A FSS THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED DUE TO WIDESPREAD IFR CONDITIONS ALONG THE ROUTE OF FLT & AT THE DESTINATION. THE PLT DEPARTED AT APRX 1430 HRS. AT 1700 HRS, WITNESSES SAW THE ACFT FLYING WESTBOUND AT LOW ALTITUDE IN SNOWSHOWERS, FOG & LOW VISIBILITY. NORMAL ENG SOUNDS WERE HEARD. THE ACFT TURNED LEFT TO A NORTHEAST HEADING WHILE DESCENDING. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN A NEAR VERITICAL DESCENT & WAS DESTROYED BY IMPACT. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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