NTSB Identification: NYC83FA035
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 29, 1982 in AUBURN, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1983
Aircraft: MOONEY M20B, registration: N13213
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.

DURING DEPARTURE ON AN IFR CLIMB-OUT RADAR AND RADIO CONTACT WAS LOST. THE PILOT'S LAST REPORTED ALTITUDE WAS PASSING THROUGH 4,500 FT. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO A WOODED AREA AT AN ELEVATION OF 1,700 FT MSL. INITIAL CONTACT WAS WITH TREES APPROXIMATELY 40 FT IN HEIGHT AT AN ANGEL OF APPROXIMATELY 45 DEGREES. THE PILOT HAD 20 ACTUAL INSTRUMENT AND 68 SIMULATED INSTRUMENT HOURS LOGGED.

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

FLIGHT/NAVIGATION INSTRUMENT(S)..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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