NTSB Identification: MKC82FCD10
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 06, 1982 in LISCOMB, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/06/1983
Aircraft: PIPER 28-236, registration: N2157A
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.

N2157A DEPARTED ON A VFR FLIGHT TO MARSHALLTOWN, IA. THERE IS NO RECORD OF A PILOT WEATHER BRIEFING PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. THE REPORTED WEATHER AT WATERLOO AIRPORT AT THE APPROXIMATE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS: MEASURED CEILING 600 FOOT OVERCAST, VISIBILITY ONE AND ONE-HALF MILES, LIGHT DRIZZLE AND FOG. THE PILOT HELD A PRIVATE CERTIFICATE WITH NO INSTRUMENT RATING. RECORD OF THE LAST BIENNIAL FLIGHT REVIEW INDICATES THAT IT WAS ACCOMPLISHED IN 1979. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..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:

IMPROPER TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..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..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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