NTSB Identification: CHI87FA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34433.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 16, 1987 in WEST POINT, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182G, registration: N2382R
Injuries: 1 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.

DRG AN IFR ARRIVAL, THE PLT WAS CLRD FOR AN ILS RWY 10 APCH. NO RADAR FACILITIES WERE AVAILABLE, BUT AT 1026 EST, HE RPRTD HE WAS ESTABLISHED ON THE LOCALIZER. APRX 4 MIN LATER, HE DECLARED A MISSED APCH & WAS CLEARED BACK TO THE OUTER MARKER (OM), THEN WAS CLRD FOR ANOTHER ILS APCH. HOWEVER, AT 1042 EST, THE CONTROLLER LOST RADIO CONTACT WITH THE ACFT BEFORE THE PLT REPORTED REACHING THE OM. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLANE WAS FND WHERE IT CRASHED APRX 10 MI SW OF THE ARPT WHILE ON A SOUTHEASTERLY HEADING. THE DEGREE OF WRECKAGE DISINTEGRATION SHOWED THE ACFT HAD IMPACTED AT A HI RATE OF SPEED. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FND DRG AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE. THE 1053 EST WX AT THE ARPT WAS IN PART: 400' OVERCAST, VIS 1-1/4 MI WITH FOG, WIND FROM 300 DEG AT 9 KTS. A CHECK OF THE PLT'S LOGBOOK SHOWED HE HAD LOGGED ONLY 2 HRS OF INSTRUMENT TIME IN THE PREV 90 DAYS.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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