NTSB Identification: MKC83FA023
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 17, 1982 in SHARON, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/17/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140, registration: N500FL
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 ACFT CRASHED 12 MI FROM THE DEPARTURE POINT IN HILLY TERRAIN ON A DIRECT ROUTE TO THE DESTINATION IN A 40 DEG NOSE LOW & 75 DEG RIGHT WING LOW ATTITUDE. THERE ARE NO WX REPORTING FACILITIES NEAR THE ACCIDENT SITE. THE 1851 WX OBSERVATION AT ENID,OK (62 MI SE) WAS 1600 FT BROKEN & 5 MI IN FOG. THE 1931 WX OBSERVATION AT WICHITA, KS (52 MI NE) WAS 900 FT BROKEN & 6 MI IN FOG. THE OTHER PILOT HAD A STUDENT CERTIFICATE & WAS PRESIDENT OF THE FLYING CLUB THAT OPERATED THE ACFT. BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE FOUND OUTSIDE OF THE ACFT.

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:

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS

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:

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..UNCONTROLLED..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:

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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