NTSB Identification: CHI83FA090.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20395.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 23, 1983 in SIREN, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-20, registration: N3925P
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.

WITNESSES HEARD A SOUND OF AN ACFT ENG, BUT BECAUSE OF LOW CLOUDS & FOG THEY COULD NOT SEE THE ACFT. THEY HEARD THE SOUND OF THE ENG, A LOUD ROAR, THE BREAKING OF TREES, & THENA 'BANG.' THEY THEN FOUND THE ACFT WHICH HAD PENETRATED A WOODED AREA AT A 70 DEG ANGLE OF DESCENT. AFTER BEING TOLD OF THE CRASH, A FBO TOOK OFF TO LOCATE THE ACFT, BUT BECAUSE OF THE LOW CEILING HE HAD TO RETURN ALMOST IMMEDIATELY TO THE ARPT.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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