NTSB Identification: NYC82FA236
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 26, 1982 in NORMALVILLE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/26/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172H, registration: N8285L
Injuries: 4 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.

DURING THE WX BRIEFING THE PLT WAS ADVISED OF MARGINAL VMC WITH HIGH OVERCASTS BUT REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN LIGHT RAIN & FOG, WITH RADAR DEPICITING AN AREA OF SHOWERS MOVING INTO THE PITTSBURG AREA FROM THE CAROLINAS. WITNESSES NEAR THE CRASH SITE STATED THE WX WAS RAINY & FOGGY. POSTMORTEM EXAMINATION OF THE PLT REVEALED EVIDENCE OF ARTERIOSCLEROTIC CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE. THE PLT WAS UNDER TREATMENT OF A CARDIOLOGIST SINCE JULY 1981 AT WHICH TIME ISORDIL WAS PRESCRIBED. ISORDIL TABLETS WAS FOUND AMONG THE PLT'S POSSESSIONS. THE PLT WAS EXAMINED FOR & RECEIVED A CLASS III MEDICAL CERTIFICATE ON 4/27/82 AT WHICH TIME HE DENIED CURRENT USE OF MEDICATION OR ANY HISTORY OF HEART TROUBLE.

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..FOG



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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