NTSB Identification: CHI85FA368.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29485.
Accident occurred Friday, September 06, 1985 in RAVENNA, OH
Aircraft: PIPER PA28R-200, registration: N55024
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 NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT CONTINUED VMC INTO IMC. THE PILOT CONTRACTED YOUNGSTOWN ATCT FOR ASSISTANCE. WITHIN A FEW MINUTES RADAR CONTACT WAS LOST. PRIOR TO GROUND IMPACT PORTIONS OF THE AIRCRAFT SEPARATED. THERE WAS NO RECORD OF A WX BRIEFING BEING OBTAINED BY THE PILOT.

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

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

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

PULL-UP..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..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

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



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