NTSB Identification: ATL84LA144.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24263.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 14, 1984 in KILL DEVIL HILL, NC
Aircraft: BROWN, R. M. JR. MONNETT MONI, registration: N92RB
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 WAS THE 4TH ACFT TO TAKE OFF OF 7 SCHEDULED TO MAKE A FORMATION FLY-BY OF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MEMORIAL. AS THE ACFT TOOK OFF TO JOIN UP FOR THE FLT, A THICK LOW FOG BANK ROLLED IN. THE OTHER ACFT DEPARTED THE AREA, BUT THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO RETURN TO THE ARPT UNDER THE FOG. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED MAKING A LEFT HAND CIRCLE OVER THE NW CORNER OF THE ARPT. ABOUT 1/2 THRU A 2ND 360 DEG TURN, THE ACFT ENTERED A VERY STEEP DIVE, COLLIDED WITH A TREE &THEN FELL TO THE GROUND. THE OTHER ACFT HAD AVOIDED THE FOG & WERE ABLE TO LAND SHORTLY AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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