NTSB Identification: ATL85FA041.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26926.
Accident occurred Monday, November 19, 1984 in LINEVILLE, AL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N46537
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor.

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.

PLT OBTAINED 2 WX BRIEFINGS STATING VFR FLIGHT NOT RECOMMENDED ALONG INTENDED ROUTE. PLT REQUESTED LOCAL WX ONLY DURING 3RD WX BRIEFING. REPORTING STATIONS UPWIND AND DOWNWIND OF MOUNTAINS WERE FORECASTING CEILINGS TO BE BELOW MOUNTAIN TOPS. ROUTE OF FLT WAS TO NW. WINDS ALOFT FORECASTED WINDS FROM 290 DEG AT 16 DTS FOR 3000 FT AND FROM 270 DEG AT 27 DTS FOR 6000 FT. PLT STATED ALT AND HEADING WERE VARIED TO REMAIN VFR. WITH WHISPY CLOUDS BELOW, PLT STATED CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE AND A DOWNDRAFT WAS ENCOUNTERED. PLT UNABLE TO CONTROL ACFT BEFORE CONTACTING TREES AT THE 1900 FT LEVEL ON THE SE SIDE OF MT. CHEHA. THE MOUNTAIN RIDGE ELEVATION IS APRX 2100 FT. FAMILY WAS FLYING TO MILITARY GRADUATION OF THE WIFES SON.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IFR PROCEDURE..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER CONDITION..MOUNTAIN WAVE




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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