NTSB Identification: LAX84LA187.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24454.
Accident occurred Monday, February 20, 1984 in LUCERNE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 177B, registration: N34849
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

UPON REACHING HIS DESTINATION, THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO SEE THE ARPT BECAUSE OF THE PRESENCE OF A SOLID LOWER LAYER OF CLOUDS. WHILE LOOKING FOR A BREAK IN THE CLOUD LAYER FOR A VFR DESCENT, THE PLT 'INADVERTENTLY FLEW INTO IFR CONDITIONS,' & IMPACTED TREES. THERE WAS NO INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURE AT THE DESTINATION ARPT.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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