NTSB Identification: NYC88FA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35926.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 26, 1987 in SKANEATELES, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N5136Y
Injuries: 4 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.

PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FROM HOLLAND, MI THE PILOT RECEIVED A BRIEFING WHICH INCLUDED FLIGHT PRECAUTIONS FOR IFR CONDITIONS OVER HIS ENTIRE ROUTE OF FLIGHT AND OCCASIONAL LIGHT TO MODERATE RIME AND/OR MIXED ICING IN CLOUDS BELOW 18,000 FEET. THE PILOT ELECTED TO DEPART AND AT 1132 EST THE PILOT CALLED BUFFALO FLIGHT WATCH AND REQUESTED THE SYRACUSE WEATHER. THE PILOT WAS ADVISED THAT FLIGHT PRECAUTIONS EXISTED FOR OCCASIONAL RIME ICING BETWEEN 2,000 AND 9,000 FEET. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT MAKE A LEFT TURN FOR FINAL APPROACH, DESCEND RAPIDLY AND CRASH ON THE ROCKY SHORE OF LAKE SKANEATELES .5 NM EAST OF THE AIRPORT. THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT HAVE WING DEICING CAPABILITY. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS/FAILURES.

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..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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