NTSB Identification: FTW85FA006.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26599.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 06, 1984 in MONROE, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4877H
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.

PRIOR TO DEP THE PLT CONTACTED THE MONROE FSS TWICE REQUESTING A WX BRIEFING. BOTH TIMES VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED DUE TO IFR CONDITIONS WITH LOW CEILINGS EN ROUTE AND FORECAST FOG AT THE DEST. DURING THE SECOND CALL THE PLT STATED THAT IT WAS CLEAR AT THE DEPARTURE ARPT AND HE BELIEVED HE COULD FLY TO HIS DEST BEFORE THE FORECAST FOG DEVELOPED. DESPITE THE BRIEFERS REPEATED WARNING THE PLT DEPARTED SHORTLY THEREAFTER. GROUND SCARS INDICATED IMPACT OCCURRED SLIGHTLY NOSE LOW IN A SHALLOW LEFT TURN. LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMMENT OFFICERS ESTIMATED VISIBILITY OF NO MORE THAN 1/2 MILE IN FOG AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

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

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

WEATHER FORECAST..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..PERFORMED..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

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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