NTSB Identification: NYC84FA148.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27861.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 24, 1984 in HOPWOOD, PA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300, registration: N2209A
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 ATP RATED PILOT OBTAINED A COMPLETE WX BRIEFING INCLUDING FORECASTS OF OCCASIONAL MODERATE ICING, A CLEVELAND CENTER WX ADVISORY, WINDS ALOFT WITH TEMPS AT THE FLT PLANNED ALT OF 6000 FT RANGING FROM -1 TO -4 DEG C AND PIREPS OF MODERATE ICING FROM 5000 TO 11000 FT WITH ONE PIREP OF MODERATE TO SEVERE ICING AT 5000 FT. THE PILOT DEPARTED IN THE NON-DEICE/ANTI-ICE EQUIPPED ACFT AND WITHIN THREE AND A HALF MINUTES BEGAN REQUESTING ALT DIVERSIONS. COMMUNTICATIONS WITH THE PILOT AND RADAR DATA SHOW THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALT AND SUBSEQUENTLY CRASHED AND BURNED IN A MOUNTAINOUS AREA.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS

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:

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS

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

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

ANTI-ICE/DEICE SYSTEM,WING..LACK OF


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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