NTSB Identification: NYC85FA103.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27963.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 07, 1985 in LOCK HAVEN, PA
Aircraft: MOONEY MO-20J, registration: N5764D
Injuries: 5 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.

PREFLT WX BRIEFINGS WERE ISSUED TO THE PLT THAT FORECASTED MODERATE ICING & TURBULENCE FROM 3000 TO 14000 FT ACROSS THE PLANNED ROUTE. AN IFR FLT PLAN WAS FILED AND DURING THE FLT THE PLT REPORTED ENGINE PROBLEMS AT 1100 FT MSL. DURING VECTORS TO CLOSEST ARPT PLT REPORTED ENG OPERATING & REQUESTED ARPT WITH BETTER WX. DURING VECTORS TO ARPT PLT REPORTED RIME ICE FORMING ON ACFT & ENG FAILURE AT 9000 FT MSL. THE ACFT WAS VECTORED TO THE CLOSET ARPT. RADAR CONTACT & COMMUNICATIONS WERE LOST & THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN SOUTHEAST OF THE ARPT.

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

MISCELLANEOUS..UNDETERMINED

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

PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MISCELLANEOUS..UNDETERMINED





Contributing Factors

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

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