NTSB Identification: MKC85FA070.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28862.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 12, 1985 in ELI, NE
Aircraft: CESSNA T210R, registration: N6101U
Injuries: 2 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.

THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE TAKEOFF OR THE ACCIDENT. A FLT PLAN WAS NOT FILED AND NO RADAR DATA ON THE FLT WAS FOUND.THE OWNER OF N6101U ESTIMATED THE TAKEOFF TIME TO BE 2130 CST, MAR. 12 AND THE PLT TOLD THE OWNER HE WAS GOING TO UTAH. THE WRECKAGE OF N6101U WAS FOUND AT 1500 CST, MAR. 13 IN A SPARSLEY POPULATED SANDHILL AREA OF NW NEBRASKA. THE ACCIDENTSITE IS 180 NM N OF A DIRECT ROUTE FROM THE DEPARTURE ARPT AND THE PROBABLE DESTINATION. THE MAIN WRECKAGE WAS SCATTEREDOVER AN AREA 400' X 150' SE OF AN IMPACT CRATER WHICH WAS 3' DEEP AND 10' IN DIAMETER. THE LEFT HINGED WINDOW AND THE RUDDER WERE FOUND BETWEEN 1 AND 2 MI S OF THE MAIN WRECKAGE.METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS FOR THE ACCIDENT AREA FOR THE EVENING OF MAR. 12 AND EARLY MORNING OF MAR. 13 INCLUDED LOW CLOUDS AND SNOW SHOWERS. THE PLT HAD LOGGED 18 HRS FLT TIMEIN THE PAST TWO YEARS AND 2 HOURS OF INSTRUMENT TIME IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS. NO NIGHT TIME WAS LOGGED DURING THE LAST YEAR.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..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:

AIRSPEED(VMO)..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IFR PROCEDURE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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