NTSB Identification: ATL84LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24896.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 12, 1984 in OAK GROVE, VA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N5546F
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING AN APPROACH TO LAND IN IMC WEATHER. THE PLT HAD TAKEN OFF ABOUT 10 MINUTES EARLIER AND WHEN FOG ROLLED IN HE TRIED TO LAND. AFTER ONE GO-AROUND HE MADE A 2ND APPROACH AND DESCENDED TO 75 FT AGL TO OBTAINBETTER VISIBILITY AND COLLIDED WITH TREES SHORT OF THE ARPT.

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

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

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESCENT..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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