NTSB Identification: IAD00TA040.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 11, 2000 in CLEVELAND, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/18/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 182RG, registration: N6183T
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot and co-pilot departed on an night instrument flight rules flight into IMC conditions in an airplane not certified for flight in known icing conditions. At 3000 feet, the airframe accumulated light to moderate rime ice with clear ice on the windscreen, wing leading edges, and wing struts. Because of the ice accumulation, the pilot advised the co-pilot to adjust the approach and landing speeds to avoid a stall. However, during the landing flare, the copilot encountered an inadvertent stall and subsequent hard landing. An AIRMET for icing conditions covered the area of the accident flight and called for occasional moderate rime to mixed icing in clouds and in precipitation between 3,000 and 16,000 feet.

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

the pilot's intentional flight into known icing conditions which resulted in an inadvertent stall/mush and hard landing. A factor in the accident was the icing conditions.

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