NTSB Identification: NYC85FA227.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28513.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 31, 1985 in DANBY, VT
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N66190
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.

THE PILOT OF N66190 RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING FROM LEBANON FLIGHT SERVICE STATION AND WAS ADVISED OF LOW CEILINGS AND ALSO ADVISED THAT VISUAL FLIGHT RULES FLIGHT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. AT ABOUT THE TIME N66190 WAS DEPARTING RUTLAND, VERMONT, A HELICOPTER PILOT FLYING IN THE AREA REPORTED THE CEILING TO BE AT ABOUT 1500 WITH GOOD VISIBILITY UNDERNEATH. AT 2147 EDT, N66190 CONTACTED THE LEBANON FSS BY RADIO AND STATED THAT HE WAS ENROUTE TO CALDWELL, NEW JERSEY. THE PILOT REQUESTED THE WEATHER FOR ALBANY AND POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK. THE CURRENT WEATHER WAS PROVIDED AND ACKNOWLEDGED. NO FURTHER TRANSMISSIONS WERE RECEIVED FROM N66190. THE AIRCRAFT WAS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 15 MILES SOUTHWEST OF RUTLAND COUNTY STATED AIRPORT AT AN ALTITUDE OFABOUT 3100 FEET.

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

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

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

HAZARDOUS WEATHER ADVISORY..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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