NTSB Identification: ATL85LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26900.
Accident occurred Friday, December 21, 1984 in TUXEDO, NC
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-151, registration: N32029
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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 RECENTLY CERTIFIED PRIVATE PLT WAS UNDER A VFR FLT PLAN AND CONTINUED THE FLT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WX CONDITIONS. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MANEUVER THE ACFT OUT OF THE LOW CEILING, IT WAS FLOWN INTO THE HIGH TERRAIN.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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