NTSB Identification: NYC82FA148
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 11, 1982 in NEWBURG, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/11/1983
Aircraft: GULFSTREAM AMERICAN AA-5B, registration: N28970
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 ON A PERSONAL CROSS-COUNTRY FLEW INTO TREES ON A SLOPE OF BLUE MOUNTAIN, PA AT THE 2284 FOOT LEVEL. THE WEATHER IN THE AREA WAS FOGGY AND THE MOUNTAIN TOPS WERE OBSCURED IN CLOUDS. THERE IS NO RECORD OF A WEATHER BRIEFING OR COMMUNICATION BY THE FLIGHT. NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED.

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

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

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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