NTSB Identification: ATL85FA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28572.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 30, 1985 in EDGEWOOD, KY
Aircraft: BEECH B-50, registration: N3669B
Injuries: 3 Fatal,1 Serious.

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.

DURING A VFR FLT FROM LONDON, KY, TO DETROIT, MI, THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A SINGLE FAMILY HOME WHILE ATTEMPTING A LANDING AT CVG ARPT. THE PLT REPORTED A RIGHT ENG PWR LOSS, FROM SUSPECTED IMPACT ICE. THE ALTERNATE AIR SOURCE DID NOT CHANGE THE ACFT PERFORMANCE, AND THE PLT REPORTED LOOSING ALT. RADAR CONTACT WAS THEN LOST. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTIONDISCLOSED NO MECHANICAL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION. THE FLT WAS OPERATING IN MARGINAL VFR WX WITH ICE FORMATION REPORTED. THE ACFT WAS NOT EQUIPPED TO FLY INTO ICING CONDITIONS.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS

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

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

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

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

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

ALTITUDE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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