NTSB Identification: NYC82DA123
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 12, 1982 in SCHELLSBURG, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/12/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5017E
Injuries: 2 Minor.

DURING A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED LOWERING CEILINGS AND RAIN. THE PILOT DESCENDED TO 2200 FEET; HOWEVER, THE WEATHER CONTINUED TO DETERIORATE AND THE PILOT ELECTED TO CLIMB. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES AND WAS DESTROYED.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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