NTSB Identification: CHI83FA044
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 19, 1982 in EVART, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/19/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-201T, registration: N6012H
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 AIRCRAFT FLEW INTO TREES DURING LOW FLIGHT IN IMC WEATHER. THE PILOT HAD RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING AND WAS INSTRUMENT RATED BUT WAS NOT ON AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN. IMC WEATHER WAS FORECAST FOR THE ROUTE PLANNED. HUNTERS HEARD THE AIRCRAFT FLY OVER AT A LOW ALTITUDE AND REV UP JUST PRIOR TO COLLISION WITH TREES.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..UPHILL

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