NTSB Identification: ATL84LA207.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24782.
Accident occurred Friday, June 22, 1984 in PARSONS, WV
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N704SK
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE AND CRASHED AFTER BECOMING LOST IN IMC WEATHER DURING A NIGHT X-COUNTRY. THE PLT HAD DESCENDED AFTER SEEING LIGHTS BELOW HIM. HE CIRCLED THE TOWN AND MADE A TURN TO APPROACH A ROAD FOR LANDING ON WHICH HE SAID THE POLICE HAD PLACED LIGHTS FOR HIM. DURING THE TURN THE ACFT HIT A TREE AND CRASHED.

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

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

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..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

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN

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