NTSB Identification: CHI07FA279
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 24, 2007 in Cheboygan, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/25/2008
Aircraft: SOCATA TB-20 Trinidad, registration: N96DF
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 instrument rated private pilot departed from an island based airport on a visual flight rules (VFR) cross country flight to see the coastline and scenery. Known low clouds and marginal VFR conditions prevailed at the time of departure. The pilot was found in the straits near the island and some airplane parts washed up on a mainland shore. The airplane and passenger have not been found to date.

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


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