NTSB Identification: MKC85LA043.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27136.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 03, 1985 in ELLISONORE, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N20828
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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

PLT OBTAINED WX BRIEFING FOR ROUTE FROM MOLINE, IL, ST. LOUIS, MO, MEMPHIS, TX, TO NEW ORLEANS, LA. PLT WAS INFORMED VFRWAS NOT RECOMMENDED IN EASTERN IOWA BUT ST. LOUIS WAS VFR AND FORECAST TO BE 1000 TO 2000 FT BROKEN TO SCATTERED ALL MORNING. VFR WAS ALSO NOT RECOMMENDED IN MEMPHIS. PLT DEPARTED GALESBURG, IL, AND WAS VECTORED AROUND ST. LOUIS BY ATC. PLT STATED HE ENCOUNTERED 2500 TO 3000 FT CEILINGS WEST OF FARMINGTON, MO, AND DECIDED TO LAND AT WALNUT RIDGE, AR. 25 MILES N OF WALNUT RIDGE SNOW AND LOW CEILINGS WERE ENCOUNTERED. UNABLE TO FIND GOOD WX, PLT MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A FIELD DURING WHICH THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

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

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

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING



Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..NOT POSSIBLE..ATC PERSONNEL(FSS)

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