NTSB Identification: LAX82FXQ14
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 19, 1982 in IMLAY, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38, registration: N24641
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.

THE PILOT FLEW UP A CANYON IN WEATHER THAT OBSCURED THE RIDGES IN LOW VISIBILITY AND RAIN. CLOUDS ALSO COVERED THE TERRAIN. A WITNESS SAW THE AIRCRAFT DISAPPEAR BEHIND A HILL AND A STORM OBSCURED HER VISION AND HEARING. THE AIRCRAFT WAS LOCATED IN A BOX CANYON. THUNDERSTORMS AND HAIL WERE REPORTED IN THE AREA.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM

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