NTSB Identification: MIA69F0398
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N8372S

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0413  69/3/23    CHATTANOOGA,TENN    CESSNA 182          CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 28, 138
        TIME - 2230                    N8372S              PX-  0  0  3  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 22 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE, ASSOCIATED W/CLOUDS AND/OR THUNDERSTORMS
           PERSONNEL - WEATHER PERSONNEL: INCORRECT WEATHER FORECAST
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY RADIO
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER SLIGHTLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  2000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      53
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          140                                                       13
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- FLEW INTO DETERIORATING WEA,SEVERE TURB AT NITE. NO HORIZON. TURB WAS NOT PROPERLY FCST.

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