NTSB Identification: FTW86FA028.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30542.
Accident occurred Monday, December 30, 1985 in ARLINGTON, TX
Aircraft: BEECH B33, registration: N8948M
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.

INSPITE OF AN ADVERSE WEATHER FORECAST, THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT TOOK OFF INTO PRE-DAWN FOG AND LOW CEILINGS. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A STEEP DESCENDING TURN AFTER BEING OBSERVED MANEUVERING AT A LOW ALTITUDE. NO ENG, AIRFRAME, OR INSTRUMENT MALFUNCTIONS WERE DISCOVERED.

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

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

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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