NTSB Identification: DEN86LA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30667.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 15, 1985 in LOGAN, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N739KU
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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 PLT STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER A NIGHT DEPARTURE, THE ACFT ENTERED A FOG BANK. THE PLT SAID HE WAS TURNING TO REVERSE DIRECTION AND DESCENDING IN ORDER TO AVOID IMC. PRIOR TO COMPLETING THE TURN, THE PLT ENCOUNTERED IMC AND LOST ALL OUTSIDE VISUAL REFERNCE. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE LEVELED THE ACFT'S WINGS AND PULLED BACK ON THE YOKE JUST PRIOR TO GROUND CONTACT. THE PVT PLT WAS NOT INSTRUMENT RATED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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

PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..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

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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