NTSB Identification: SEA88FA021.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35561.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 21, 1987 in PORT TOWNSEND, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 210E, registration: N4956U
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.

THE AIRCRAFT FLEW INTO THE SIDE OF MAYNARD MOUNTAIN, THE POINT OF A COASTAL LAND MASS, WHILE ON A NIGHT VFR FLIGHT IN IMC WX CONDITIONS. RADAR DATA SHOWED THE AIRCRAFT ON A STRAIGHT COURSE AT CRUISE AIRSPEED.

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

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

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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