NTSB Identification: MIA84FA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23681.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 11, 1983 in VENICE, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N94642
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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.

THIS WAS THE FIRST FLT FOR THE PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PLT. HE STATED THAT DURING THE SECOND TRAFIC PATTERN OVER THE GULF, THE ACFT APPEARED TO HIT A GUST OF WIND, PITCHED UP, & ENTERED A SPIN. WINDS WERE GUSTING 27 KTS, & SEVERE WX WAS FORECAST & ARRIVED LATER IN THE EVENING. A LARGE THUNDERSTORM AREA WAS VISIBLE FROM THE WX SATELLITE JUST WEST OF THE ARPT WEAR THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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