NTSB Identification: CHI83LA389.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22712.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 21, 1983 in CANTON, MN
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N84843
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE ABOUT 20-30 FT AGL IN IMC WEATHER AFTER CALLING ROCHESTER APPROACH AT 1244 CDT TO SAY THAT HE WAS LOST AND IN A THUNDERSTORM. THE PLT WAS NOT INSTRUMENT RATED. RADIO CONTACT WAS LOST AT 1247 CDT. THE FLT ORIGINATED IN ALTON, IL AT ABOUT 0930 CDT.

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

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

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

PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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