NTSB Identification: NYC82FA181
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 04, 1982 in CONCORD, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/04/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N81786
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 WAS ADVISED DURING THE 0028 & 0203 WX BRIEFINGS THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. AT 0304 THE PLT CALLED FSS TO ACTIVATE HIS FLT PLAN & WAS AGAIN ADVISED VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. AT 0403 THE FLT WAS GIVEN CONCORD WX & AT 0406WAS CLEARED INTO THE CONCORD CONTROL ZONE TO MAINTAIN SPECIAL VFR AT OR BELOW 3,000 FT. AT APPROXIMATELY 0410 THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES ABOUT 4.5 MI NW OF THE ARPT. THE PLT WAS QUALIFIED TO FLY ONLY VFR AIR TAXI.

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

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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