NTSB Identification: SEA87FA185.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35031.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 10, 1987 in TILLAMOOK, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA TR182, registration: N9484R
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.

DRG ARRIVAL, THE PLT WAS CLEARED FOR AN NDB-A APCH & RECEIVED APPROVAL TO CHANGE TO THE LOCAL ADZY FREQ. AFTER THAT, THERE WAS NO FURTHER RADIO COMM WITH THE ACFT. RADAR DATA SHOWED THE ACFT CROSSED OVER THE INITIAL APCH FIX (IAF) & BEGAN A RGT OUTBOUND TURN TOWARD THE PROCEDURE TURN AREA. RADAR CONTACT WAS LOST ABT 3 MI WEST OF THE IAF. WHEN THE ACFT DID NOT ARRIVE, A SEARCH WAS INITIATED. IT WAS FND THE NEXT DAY WHERE IT HAD CRASHED IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN AT AN ELEV OF ABT 1100'. IMPACT OCCURRED IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN, LEFT WING DOWN ATTITUDE. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE/MAL- FUNCTION OF THE ACFT OR ENG WAS FND. PERSONNEL AT THE ARPT (ELEV 35') ESTD THE WX WAS ABOUT 1000' OVERCAST, 5 MI VIS WITH LIGHT RAIN & FOG. A HELICOPTER PLT, WHO WAS SEARCHING FOR THE DOWNED ACFT, RPRTD THE MTNS & HILLS IN THE AREA WERE OBSCURED BY CLOUDS. HE WAS UNABLE TO REACH THE AREA OF THE CRASH SITE ON THE DAY OF THE ACDNT DUE TO RAIN & FOG.

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

Index for Sep1987 | Index of months