NTSB Identification: MKC88LA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35643.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 28, 1987 in SPRINGDALE, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1989
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N201CQ
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DRG A WX BRIEFING BFR TKOF, THE PLT WAS ADZD THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RCMDD DUE TO LOW CEILING & ICING CONDS. HE WAS ADZD THE FREEZING LVL WAS FORECAST TO BE AT 4000' OVER LITTLE ROCK & TO SLOPE DOWN TO THE SURFACE IN SE MISSOURI. ALSO, HE WAS BRIEFED ON PIREPS OF ICING CONDS IN THE AREAS OF LITTLE ROCK, JONESBORO & FT SMITH, AR. HE ELECTED TO PROCEED VFR-ON-TOP. WHILE EN ROUTE AT 8500', HE OBTAINED THE FAYETTEVILLE WX & WAS ADZD OF IFR CONDS ON HIS ROUTE. HE FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN & WAS ASSIGNED AN ALT OF 5000'. DRG THE DSCNT, THE ACFT ENTERED THE CLOUDS AT 7000'. APRX 40 MI FM THE DESTN, IT ENCTRD ICING CONDS. THE PLT STATED THAT EXCESSIVE ICE ACCUMULATED ON THE ACFT, BUT DUE TO DARKENING CONDS (DUSK), HE DIDN'T NOTICE MUCH ON THE STRUCTURE. HE SAID THAT DRG AN ILS APCH, THE ACFT BECAME SLUGGISH, SO HE ADDED POWER, BUT THE LEFT WING STALLED & THE ACFT STRUCK THE TERRAIN SHORT OF THE RWY & WAS DAMAGED.

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

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

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:

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS

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