NTSB Identification: FTW85LA098.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28500.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 19, 1985 in ABILENE, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N735QN
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

DETERIORATING WX WAS ENCOUNTERED & THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND SHORT OF THE ORIGINAL DESTN. HE WAS PROVIDED VECTORS FOR AN ILS APCH TO RWY 35R AT ABILINE, TX. DURING THE NIGHT APCH, HE ENCOUNTERED STRONG GUSTY WINDS, SEVERE TURBULENCE & RESTRICTED VISIBILITY. THE PLT STATED THAT AT LEAST ONE TIME, THE AIRSPEED DROPPED 20 KTS, INDICATING WIND SHEAR. ALSO, HE STATED THAT AS HE CONTACTED THE TOWER, HE GOT A BRIEF LOOK AT THE ARPT LIGHTS & STARTED A GENTLE TURN TO CORRECT TO THE LOCALIZER. SHORTLY AFTER THAT, AFTER HE WAS CLEARED FOR THE ILS APCH & LANDING, THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND WHILE STILL SOUTH OF THE OUTER MARKER. PRIOR TO THE FLT, THE PLT HAD OBTAINED A WX BRIEFING & WAS WARNED OF WIDE SPREAD CLOUD COVER, GUSTY WINDS & WIND SHEAR ASSOCIATED WITH A PASSING FRONTAL SYS.

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

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

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESCENT..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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