NTSB Identification: FTW84LA416.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27114.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 10, 1984 in PLAQUEMINE, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA 210N, registration: N6500Y
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 ACFT WAS FOUND BY A HUNTER CRASHED IN A HEAVILY WOODED SWAMP AREA APRX 10 MONTHS AFTER THE ACDNT. THE SOLE BODY FND WAS BEYOND A CONDITION OF TESTING FOR TOXICOLOGY OR AUTOPSY. THE BODY WAS IDENTIFIED AS A PLT WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO MEET THE OWNER OF THE WRECKED ACFT ON THE MORNING OF 1/10/84 IN BATON ROUGE, LA. WHEN THE PLT DID NOT SHOW UP THE ACFT OWNER PROCEEDED TO THE BABIN ARPT AND DECLARED THE PLT MISSING ON 1/12/84 & STATED THAT HIS ACFT WAS STOLEN. THE ACFT & FLT WERE THE OBJECT OF A SEARCH FROM 1/12 TIL 1/27. THE ACFT WAS ACCIDENTLY FOUND ON 11/16/84. THE WX ON THE ACDNT NITE WAS POOR AND CLASSED AS IMC WITH LOW CEILING OF 200 FT & VIS 3 MILES IN FOG. THE ACFT CRASHED ABOUT 25 MILES WEST OF THE AIRPORT ON A WESTERLY HEADING. IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE PLT WAS SEEN DRINKING IN TWO LOUNGES PRIOR TO FLT.

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:

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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