NTSB Identification: ATL86LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29490.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 27, 1985 in MERIDIAN, MS
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N5959Q
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING BEFORE TAKE-OFF AND WAS ADVISED THAT VFR FLIGHT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR A FLIGHT TO CHATTANOOGA, TN. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN VFR CONDITIONS AND ATTEMPTED A PRECISION APPROACH. WHILE BEING VECTORED FOR THE APPROACH THE PILOT BECAME DISORIENTED AND CRASHED 4 MILES SHORT OF THE RUNWAY.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN

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

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

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:

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND





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