NTSB Identification: ATL82FA267
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 11, 1982 in ITTA BENA, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-180, registration: N3833T
Injuries: 4 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.

AT 2329 WHILE ENROUTE THE PLT WAS ADVISED OF WX CONDITIONS ALONG HIS ROUTE. HE WAS ADVISED OF PREVIOUS LOW VFR CONDITIONS IN THE GREENWOOD AREA. THE FSS SPECIALIST STATED THAT THERE HAD BEEN "LOW CONDITIONS RIGHT AROUND GREENWOOD FOR ABOUT A HOUR AND A HALF OR SO." RADAR INFORMATION SHOWED AN ACFT AT 0001 APPROXIMATELY 2 MI SOUTH OF THE GREENWOOD VOR. THE RADAR DISPLAY DEPICTED THE ACFT FLYING IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION, CROSS OVER THE GREENWOOD VOR & TURN LEFT. AFTER THE TURN OF ABOUT 27O DEG RADAR CONTACT WAS LOST ABOUT 1 MI NE OF THE VOR. THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND IN A FIELD ABOUT 1 MI N OF THE VOR.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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