NTSB Identification: CHI82FEG02
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, February 12, 1982 in PLEASANT HILL, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/12/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N5266P
Injuries: 4 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.

WHILE ENROUTE, THE PILOT ELECTED TO CLIMB OVER THE WEATHER RATHER THAN FLY THROUGH IT. AT ABOUT 12,000 FT MSL OVER THE WEATHER, HE ENCOUNTERED AN ENGINE PROBLEM. HE INITIATED EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND INFORMED DAYTON APPROACH CONTROL OF HIS PROBLEM. UNABLE TO START THE ENGINE, HE MADE A CRASH LANDING IN A PLOWED FIELD AT DUSK. AN EXAMINATION OF THE AIRCRAFT AND ENGINE REVEALED NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE.

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

MISCELLANEOUS..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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