NTSB Identification: NYC86FA015.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29740.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 19, 1985 in TOBYHANNA, PA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-236, registration: N4298K
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.

AT ABOUT THE TIME N4298K WAS DEPARTING POCONO MOUNTAINS MUN ICIPAL AIRPORT, RECORDED RADAR INFORMATION FROM NEW YORK ARTCC DISPLAYED AN AIRCRAFT IN THAT AREA. THE AIRCRAFT FLEW EASTWARD AND THEN NORTHWARD. THE AIRCRAFT DISAPPEARED FROM THE RADAR SCREEN ABOUT THREE MILES NORTH OF THE AIRPORT. N4298K WAS LOCATED ABOUT ONE HALF OF A MILE FROM THAT AIRCRAFT'S LAST POSITION. ACCORDING TO WEATHER OBSERVATIONS AND WITNESS IN THE AREA, THE CEILING WAS AT 1100 FEET AND VISIBILITY WAS IMPAIRED BY FOG AROUND POCONO MOUNTAINS AIRPORT AT ABOUT THE TIME N4298K DEPARTED.

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:

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..NIGHT

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