NTSB Identification: DEN88FA100.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36382.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 21, 1988 in RAPID CITY, SD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182J, registration: N2720F
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 PLT RECEIVED A WX BRIEFING PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FROM MILES CITY, MT. THE BRIEFING INDICATED WX CONDITIONS LESS THAN VFR WITH ICING CONDITIONS. THE PLT DEPARTED AND LANDED APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR LATER TO REMOVE ICE FROM HIS ACFT. THE PLT DEPARTED A SECOND TIME AND, WHILE ENROUTE, ENCOUNTERED LOWER CEILINGS & VIS. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO EXECUTE THE VOR/DME 14 APPROACH TO RAPID CITY. WITNESSES SAW THE ACFT FLYING AT A LOW ALTITUDE WITH THE WINGS ROCKING. THE ON-SCENE INVESTIGATION REVEALED APPROXIMATELY ONE INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION ON THE LEADING EDGES OF THE WINGS, HORIZONTAL, AND VERTICAL STABILIZERS.

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

WING..ICE

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

HORIZONTAL STABILIZER SURFACE..ICE

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

HAZARDOUS WEATHER ADVISORY..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS

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