NTSB Identification: CHI84LA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25252.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 20, 1984 in ST. IGNACE, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260, registration: N4343X
Injuries: 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.

THE PILOT INITIATED FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WX CONDITIONS IN ORDER TO PICK UP A HEART ATTACK VICTIM. THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED FOG & IN AN ATTEMPT TO RETURN TO HIS DEPARTURE POINT, COLLIDED WITH THE FROZEN LAKE.

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

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

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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