NTSB Identification: ATL84FA168.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25449.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 06, 1984 in DALLAS, GA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N6293V
Injuries: 2 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.

APPROXIMATELY ONE-HALF HOUR AFTER TAKEOFF, THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH RISING TERRAIN AND WAS DESTROYED. THE FLIGHT WAS UNAUTHORIZED AND NO WITNESSES OBSERVED THE CRASH. WEATHER AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH IS UNKNOWN. THE PRIVATE PILOT ON BOARD PROBABLY HAD NOT FLOWN IN APRX 1 YEAR AND WAS NOT CHECKED OUT IN THE MODEL OF ACFT INVOLVED IN THIS ACCIDENT ACCORDING TO AVAILABLE RECORDS. A STUDENT PILOT WAS ALSO ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT. THE ANGLE OF IMPACT WAS APRX 75-90 DEGREES NOSE LOW. CHORDWISE SCRATCHES AND DEEP LEADING EDGE NICKS WERE FOUND ON BOTH PROP BLADES. ONE BLADE EXHIBITED TWISTING. NO INDICATION OF PREIMPACT ENGINE MALFUNCTION WAS NOTED.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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