NTSB Identification: LAX83FVA02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22239.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 27, 1983 in COULTERVILLE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8463G
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PILOT MADE TWO TELEPHONE CALLS TO THE FSS REQUESTING WX BRIEFINGS FOR A VFR FLT TO MEDFORD, OR. HE WAS PROVIDED WITH A SUMMARY OF THE CURRENT AND FORECAST WX FOR HIS ROUTE AND DESTINATION. HE WAS ADVISED THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THAT DAY. THE PILOT DID NOT FILE A FLT PLAN AND IT IS NOT KNOWN WHAT TIME HE DEPARTED. THE AIRCRAFT WAS REFUELED AT TONOPAH, NV AND NO FLT PLAN WAS FILED AND NO ETD KNOWN. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO A TREE AT APRX 20 FEET AGL. A WITNESS STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT JUST BARELY CLEARED HIS HOUSETOP, HEAVY RAIN WAS FALLING AND ALL THE HILLS AT THE LEVEL OF HIS HOUSE WERE ENGULFED IN FOG.

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

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

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

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

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:

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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