NTSB Identification: DEN86FA246.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32054.
Accident occurred Monday, September 01, 1986 in LAS VEGAS, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 182D, registration: N83F
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.

THE ACFT DEPARTED THE ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, CORONADO ARPT, AT 2248 MDT, SEPTEMBER 1, 1986, EN ROUTE TO LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO. WHEN THE ACFT FAILED TO ARRIVE AS SCHEDULED, A SEARCH WAS INITIATED. THE FLIGHT WAS LOST ON RADAR AT 2353 MDT, 15 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTH OF LAS VEGAS. THE WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED AT 1700 MDT ON SEPTEMBER 2, 1986. THE ACFT HAD IMPACTED IN A 90 DEGREE LEFT WING LOW, NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE AND WAS SCATTERED OVER AN AREA 425 FEET LONG. WEATHER IN THE AREA WAS THUNDERSTORMS WITH RAIN SHOWERS AND HAIL.

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

SPIRAL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAIL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LIGHTNING


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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