NTSB Identification: CHI83LA018
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 16, 1982 in SAULT STE MARIE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/16/1983
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N9192V
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT WAS ON A VMC FLIGHT PLAINWELL, MI. TO SAULT ST MARIE, MI. PRIOR TO AND DURING THE FLIGHT THE PILOT OBTAINED WEATHER BRIEFINGS ON CONDITIONS RELATIVE TO HIS INTENDED ROUTE OF FLIGHT. A WITNESS NEAR THE CRASH SITE STATED THE AIRCRAFT PASSED OVER HER HOUSE TWO TIMES BEFORE SHE HEARD A LOUD THUMP. THE WEATHER AT THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS LOW OVERCAST, VISIBILITY 1/4 MILE AND SNOW.

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:

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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