NTSB Identification: CHI84FA383.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26923.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 09, 1984 in LISLE, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5289D
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.

AT 0029 CDT THE PLT CONTACTED A LOCAL ATCT STATING THAT HE WAS IN IMC WITH 0 VISIBILITY REQUESTING ASSISTANCE AND DESIRING TO LAND AT THE CLOSEST ARPT. THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PLT WAS AT 2,000 FT AND WAS GIVEN A CLIMB TO 2,500 FT. THE CONTROLLER STATED THAT HE WAS TRYING TO GET THE ACFT ABOVE THE 2,300 FT MIN VECTORING ALT AND INTENDED TO CONTINUE THE CLIMB TO VMC AT APRX 4,000 FT. INITIALLY THE ACFT WAS HEADED TOWARD MIDWAY ARPT BUT WHEN MIDWAY WENT TO IFR THE DEST WAS CHANGED TO O'HARE. ACCORDING TO A WITNESS, THE ACFT WAS FLYING LOW AND ENTERED A CLIMB TO AN APRX 90 DEG NOSE-HIGH ATTITUDE BEFORE THE NOSE DROPPED AND THE ACFT DESCENDED VERTICALLY TO THE GROUND. OVERCAST CLOUD LAYERS IN THE AREA VARIED FROM 700 TO 1,100 FT.

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

DESCENT..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND







Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS




Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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