NTSB Identification: LAX82FUJ25
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, January 21, 1982 in BAGDAD, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/21/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N40291
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor.

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 PILOT ATTEMPTED TO FLY FROM PHOENIX TO BAGDAD, AZ UNDER A LOW OVERCAST. WHEN IT BECAME OBVIOUS THAT WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE TOO POOR FOR A LANDING THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO REVERSE DIRECTION AND THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK HIGH TERRAIN.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN

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