NTSB Identification: NYC84FA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25959.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 14, 1984 in BURLINGTON, CT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201, registration: N9487C
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT CRASHED IN A STEEP RIGHT DESCENDING TURN SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE STUDENT PLT FLYING THE ACFT HAD BEEN SCHEDULED TO FLY THAT DAY BUT THE INSTRUCTOR CANCELED THE FLT ON ACCOUNT OF WEATHER. THE ACFT WAS SEEN TAXIING OUT ABOUT1230. AFTER TAKEOFF THE ACFT DISAPPEARED INTO THE OVERCAST IN A RIGHT TURN. SHORTLY AFTER, THE ACFT DESCENDED FROM THE OVERCAST STILL TURNING RIGHT UNTIL GROUND CONTACT.

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

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

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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