NTSB Identification: SEA87FA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32911.
Accident occurred Friday, February 20, 1987 in NORTH BEND, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N3266Y
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.

PLT WAS INBOUND TO VORTAC IN CLOUDS FOR LOCALIZER APPROACH TO RWY 4. WX AT ARPT REPORTING 1500 FT BKN. PLT EXPECTED TO MAKE MISSED APPROACH TO CONTINUE VFR TO ANOTHER ARPT. PLT REPORTED INBOUND IN AND OUT OF CLOUDS AT 1300 FT. ACFT CRASHED 4 NM BEYOND ARPT, 1200 FT SOUTH OF BACK COURSE.

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

IFR PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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