NTSB Identification: SEA85FA016.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26669.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 16, 1984 in ABERDEEN, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N1150T
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.

ACFT WRECKAGE INDICATES IMPACT WAS NOSE DOWN INVERTED. NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND OF ACFT FAILURE/MALFUNCTION. PLT DEPARTED ON NIGHT CROSS-COUNTRY AFTER AN EVENING OUT WITH FRIENDS. WRECKAGE FOUND TWO MONTHS LATER, NO TOXICOLOGICAL TESTS POSSIBLE.

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

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

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

DESCENT..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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