NTSB Identification: ATL83FAMS1.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22954.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 1983 in FLEETON, VA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24, registration: N7284P
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.

ON JULY 2, A MAIN LANDING GEAR, IDENTIFIED BY THE FAA AS PART OF N7284P, WAS FOUND FLOATING IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. THE BODY OF THE DESEASED PASSENGER WAS LOCATED ON JULY 9, 1983 IN THE BAY. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO RECORD OF COMMUNICATIONBETWEEN THE ACFT AND ANY FAA FACILITY AFTER DEPARTURE. WX IN THE VICINITY OF WHERE THE LANDING GEAR WAS LOCATED WAS NOT SUITABLE FOR VFR FLIGHT.

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..LOW CEILING

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