NTSB Identification: ATL85FA278.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29380.
Accident occurred Friday, August 30, 1985 in PROCTOR, WV
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N4195Y
Injuries: 1 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.

THE ACFT WAS ARTD MSG AND WAS THE OBJECT OF A SEARCH FROM 9-1-85 TO 9-12-85. ACFT FOUND IN REMOTE AREA OF MTNS AND DENSE WOODS BY MAN ON FOOT HUNTING GINSENG ON 9-16-85.ND WITNESSES FOUND. RESIDENTS IN AREA REPORTED RAIN ALL DAY ON 8-30-85 AND IT WAS HEAVY AT TIMES. THERE WAS AN APPROX. LEVEL PATH OF BROKEN TREES/LIMBS INTO MOUNTAINIDE AT THE SITE.

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

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

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

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND





Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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