NTSB Identification: LAX86FA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31504.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 07, 1986 in LIVERMORE, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N8283T
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 AIRCRAFT CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF ABOUT A MILE FROM THE DEPARTURE AIRPORT. IFR CONDITIONS PREVAILED AT THE ACCIDENT SITE; HOWEVER, THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT HAD TOLD HIS WIFE THAT THE WEATHER WAS CLEAR WHEN HE TELEPHONED HER FROM THE AIRPORT PRIOR TO HIS DEPARTURE. WITNESSES IN THE AREA AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH INDICATED VISIBILITY WAS ABOUT 15-20 FEET DUE TO DENSE FOG.

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:

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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