NTSB Identification: CHI83LA395.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22405.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 28, 1983 in ALLEGAN, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N6996S
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 GUARD RAIL DURING A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN IMC WEATHER. DURING THE FLT WX COND DETERIORATED AND THE PLT BECAME CONCERNED ABOUT COLLISION WITH STRUCTURES(TOWERS) IN THE AREA AND ELECTED TO LAND ON A FAIRGROUND. BRAKING WAS POOR ON THE WET GRASS AND THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A GUARD RAIL SEPARATING THE LANDING GEAR FROM THE ACFT. THE ACFT HAD ONLY BEEN AIRBORNE 30 MINUTES AND NO PREFLT WEATHER BRIEFING RECORD COULD BE LOCATED. THE WEATHERSERVICE HAD ISSUED'SPECIALS'AT 0749,0821,0841 AND 0849 EDT ABOUT THE LIMITED VISIBILITY CAUSED BY FOG.

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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