NTSB Identification: CHI83LA031
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 01, 1982 in MARSHALL, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/01/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181, registration: N6246J
Injuries: 2 Serious,1 Minor.

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

DURING A PREFLIGHT WEATHER BRIEFING, THE PILOT WAS WARNED THAT VFR FLIGHT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. ALSO, A FIXED BASE OPERATOR WARNED HIM OF THE WEATHER (THERE WERE PATCHES OF GROUND FOG). AFTER TAKEOFF, FOG WAS ENCOUNTERED AT ABOUT 200 TO 500 FT AGL. DURING A DESCENDING TURN BACK TOWARD THE AIRPORT, THE RIGHT WING CONTACTED THE GROUND AND THE PLANE CRASHED.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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