NTSB Identification: CHI84FA179.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26939.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 08, 1984 in HIGHLAND HGTS, OH
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N3833H
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.

TWO MINS AFTER TAKEOFF, ACFT IMPACTED TERRAIN LEFT WING DOWN, MEASURED 63 DEGREES NOSE DOWN, WELL LEFT OF DESIGNATED DEPARTURE COURSE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE IN THE ACFT STRUCTURE, POWER PLANT OR SYSTEMS. PLT'S ACTUAL INSTRUMENT EXPERIENCE, BOTH TOTAL AND RECENT, COULD NOT DETERMINED FROM LOG BOOK SINCE PLT HAD USED INSTRUMENT DATA BLOCKS TO LOG CROSS-COUNTRY TIME. LAST VALID ENTRY FOR INSTRUMENT TIME SHOWED 3.4 HRS ACTUAL/24.9 HRS SIMULATED AS OF 10/10/81.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN

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