NTSB Identification: NYC82FA103
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 21, 1982 in DELANO, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/21/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8244S
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 PLT RECEIVED WX BRIEFINGS AT 1111 & 1530 FROM THE DETROIT, MI FSS FOR A FLT TO NEW JERSEY. THE PLT WAS ADVISED DURING THE 1530 BRIEFING THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. THE PLT DEPARTED GROSS ILE, MI AT APPROXIMATELY 1700 & LANDEDAT WILLIAMSPORT, PA AT 2230 TO REFUEL. THE PLT DEPARTED WILLIAMSPORT AT 2255. THE ACFT CRASHED IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. WITNESSES IN THE VICINITY OF THE ACCIDENT SITE REPORTED THAT THE WX WAS RAINY & FOGGY. TWO PRESCRIPTION BOTTLES CONTAINING NITRO-BED (NITROGLYCERTIN) & INDERAL WERE FOUND. THE AUTOPSY REVEALED, IN PART, EVIDENCE OF SEVERE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE WITH A TOTAL OCCLUSION OF THE RIGHT CORONARY ARTERY & FOCAL AREA OF MYOCARDIAL FIBROSIS CONSISTENT WITH A SMALL HEALED NON-TRANSMURAL MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. THE TOXICOLOGY REPORT REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF DRUGS.

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..RAIN



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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