NTSB Identification: FTW84FA242.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25129.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 26, 1984 in WEWOKA, OK
Aircraft: BEECH BE35G, registration: N215D
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 PLT WAS NOT CURRENT IN IMC OPERATIONS NOR WAS THE ACFT CERTIFIED FOR INSTRUMENT LFT. AFTER OBTAINING A WX BRIEFING WHICH FORECAST A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ALONG HIS ROUTE, THE PLT DEPARTED ON A X-COUNTRY. EN ROUTE THE PLT CONTACTED OKLAHOMA CITY EFAS AND WAS ADVISED OF A THUNDERSTOWM NEAR OKLAHOMA CITY. PLT STATED HE WOULD RETURN TO ARDMORE. WITNESSES SAW THE ACFT DESCENDING IN A DIVE OUT OF THE LOW CLOUD BASE. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE INDICATED THE ACFT SEPARATED IN-FLT AT A LOW ALT PRIOR TO GROUND IMPACT.

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

PULL-UP..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..ATTEMPTED..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

WEATHER FORECAST..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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



Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM

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