NTSB Identification: SEA82FA052
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 11, 1982 in BREMERTON, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/11/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA A152, registration: N761QZ
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT TOOK OFF DOWNWIND AND AGAINST TRAFFIC IN MARGINAL WEATHER CONDITIONS. NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED AND THERE WAS NO RECORD OF A WEATHER BRIEFING. DURING DEPARTURE, A NEAR-MISS OCCURRED BETWEEN N761QZ AND A LIGHT TWIN-ENGINE AIRCRAFT ON AN INSTRUMENT APPROACH TO THE AIRPORT. THE RENTAL OPERATOR CONTACTED THE PILOT ON UNICOM AND REQUESTED THAT HE OBTAIN A SPECIAL VFR CLEARANCE TO RETURN AND LAND. THE PILOT ACKNOWLEDGED. WHEN THE AIRCRAFT BECAME OVERDUE, A SEARCH WAS INITIATED. IT WAS FOUND WHERE IT CRASHED ON HEAVILY WOODED, RISING TERRAIN. THE TERRAIN SLOPED UPWARD ABOUT 40 DEGREES AND THE ELEVATION OF THE CRASH SITE WAS APPROXIMATELY 1000 FT MSL. THE PILOT WAS FOUND, DECEASED, ABOUT 1/2 MILE FROM THE WRECKAGE. TOXICOLOGICAL TESTS FOR ALCOHOL IN THE PILOT'S BLOOD AND URINE REVEALED .039 AND .139 PER CENT, RESPECTIVELY.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND





Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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