NTSB Identification: ATL82FA278
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 10, 1982 in ALMA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/10/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201, registration: N39685
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.

DURING HIS WX BRIEFING AT 0731 THE PLT WAS ADVISED THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. THE ACFT CRASHED IN A CORNFIELD AFTER AN INFLIGHT SEPARATION OF THE STABILATORS & WINGS. LOCAL RESIDENTS RECALLED THAT THE RAIN SHOWERS WERE RATHER HEAVY AT TIMES ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN






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