NTSB Identification: FTW83FA108.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22669.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 09, 1983 in ADDISON, TX
Aircraft: BEECH A36TC, registration: N37365
Injuries: 1 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.

THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED, STUDENT PLT USED ANOTHER PERSON'S NAME WHILE FILING AN INSTRUMENT FLT PLAN. WHEN HE CONTACTED GROUND CONTROL FOR DEPARTURE, HE WAS ADVISED THAT THE ARPT HAD JUST BECOME IFR. AFTER SOME CONFUSION CONCERNING CANCELING & FILING FLT PLANS, HE WAS ISSUED AN IFR CLEARANCE. HE WAS ASKED IF HE WAS INSTRUMENT QUALIFIED AND EQUIPPED AND HE REPLIED 'THAT IS CORRECT.' DURING HIS ARRIVL AT ADDISON, TX, THE STUDENT ATTEMPTED TO LAND FROM AN ILS APCH, BUT WAS UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE APCH. TOWER & APCH CONTROL PERSONNEL PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO THE STUDENT WHILE HE ATTEMPTED A 2ND APCH. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE STUDENT TRANSMITTED MAYDAY CALLS, JUST BEFORE CRASHING. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE ACFT CAME OUT OF THE OVERCAST, THE REENTERED THE OVERCAST, BEFORE CRASHING. DURING THE OCCURRENCE, THE ACFT 1ST CONTACTED POWER LINES AFTER CLEARING THE ROOF OF A BUILDING. IT THEN IMPACTED IN AN OPEN FIELD APRX 84 FT BEYOND THE POWER LINE & BURNED.

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:

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..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:

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION



Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION

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