NTSB Identification: NYC83FGM05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22071.
Accident occurred Monday, August 29, 1983 in BUTLER, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4793Q
Injuries: 1 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 ON APPROACH TO THE FINAL DESTINATION ARPT AFTER COMPLETION OF A MULTI-LEGGED X-CTRY FLT IN FOGGY WEATHER. THE FLT HAD 5 ENROUTE STOPS WHICH ENTAILED 6 TAKEOFFS AND CLIMBS DURING 3.6 HOURS. ACCORDING TO THE FAA THE ACFT CONTAINED 5 OR 6 GALLONS OF FUEL AFTER THE CRASH WITH EVIDENCE OF FUEL IN THE FUEL STRAINER AND LINES. PITTSBURG TOWER WAS WORKING THE FLT JUST PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT AND HAD GUIDED IT TO APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES WHEN RADIO COMMUNICATIONS STOPPED. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE AND ENGINE FAILED TO REVEAL ANY PREIMPACT MALFUNCTIONS.

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

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

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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