NTSB Identification: CHI84LA134.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25251.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 21, 1984 in ST. IGNACE, MI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N4354J
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 TOOK OFF INTO ADVERSE WX CONDITIONS & FAILED TO ATTAIN SUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO CLEAR TREES. THE PURPOSE OF THE FLIGHT WAS TO SEARCH FOR A MISSING ACFT.

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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