NTSB Identification: LAX83FVG03
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 26, 1982 in LINCOLN, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/26/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N1949H
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 NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT TOOK OFF AT ABOUT 2003 PST. THE WEATHER AT THE MARYSVILLE FSS (20 NM NORTH) WAS; THIN OBSCURED, 500 FT OVERCAST, 2 MILES VISIBILITY WITH FOG. THE PLANE CRASHED ABOUT 1800 FT NORTHEAST OF RUNWAY 33.

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

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

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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