NTSB Identification: LAX84FA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23116.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 21, 1983 in TEHACHAPI, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T, registration: N47947
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 COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND AFTER STALLING DURING A RIGHT CLIMBING TURN INTO CLOUDS. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE INITIAL CLIMB ATTITUDE WAS 'VERY STEEP'. NO ONE OBSERVED THE CRASH BUT THE ENGINE RPM 'REVVED UP' TO A VERY HIGH RPM 4-5SECONDS PRIOR TO THE SOUND OF THE CRASH. THE GROUND SCARS AND THE WRECKAGE INDICATE THAT THE ACFT STRUCK THE GROUND IN ANEAR VERTICAL NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE ACFT CAME TO REST INVERTED ABOUT 66 FT FROM INITIAL IMPACT. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION DISCLOSED NO PRE-IMPACT FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS IN EQUIPMENT. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE TO SHOW THAT THE PLT RECEIVED ANY WEATHER BRIEFING. THE VISIBILITY WAS ABOUT 2.5 SM AND THE CEILING WAS 600 FT OVERCAST. THERE WERE SNOW SHOWERS 1/2 MILE WEST OF THE ARPT.

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

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

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

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..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:

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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