NTSB Identification: CHI83FA334.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22151.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 04, 1983 in DWIGHT, IL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N2876X
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.

THE ACFT CRASHED IN A CORN FIELD DURING A HEAVY RAINSTORM WHILE ON A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT. THE PILOT HAD LOGGED 4 HOUR OF SIMULATED INSTRUMENT TIME AND WAS NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS



Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM

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