NTSB Identification: CHI83LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20376.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 12, 1983 in WORTHINGTON, MN
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N50567
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS ABLE TO MAINTAIN VISUAL GROUND CONTACT AFTER HE LEFT BLUE EARTH, MN. HOWEVER, AS HE WAS FOLLOWING AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY NEAR WORTHINGTON, MN, THE VISIBILITY DECREASED. HE ATTEMPTED TO GET TO THE ARPT AT WORTHINGTON, BUT SAW A POWER LINE & NOTED THAT THE WX WAS WORSE BEYOND THAT POINT. HE ELECTED TO LAND IN AN OPEN FIELD. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT NOSED OVER ON ROUGH TERRAIN.

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

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

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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