NTSB Identification: NYC84LA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24016.
Accident occurred Friday, January 06, 1984 in MONSON, ME
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7ECA, registration: N86706
Injuries: 2 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.

ON A CROSSCOUNTRY VFR FLIGHT THE PILOT INADVERTENTLY ENCOUNTERED INSTRUMENT CONDITIONS. DURING A CLIMB TO CLEAR SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS THE ACFT STRUCK TREES AND CRASHED. THE PILOT HAD BEEN BRIEFED ON THE DETERIORATING WEATHER PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT. THE PILOT AND HIS PASSENGER WERE RESCUED THE NEXT DAY.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INITIATED..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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW

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