NTSB Identification: LAX85LA211.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28054.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 18, 1985 in WHITE MOUNTAIN, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N2497U
Injuries: 1 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.

WHILE CRUISING AT 12,000 FT MSL, THE ACFT BEGAN PICKING UP ICE. THE PLT CONTINUED FLYING TOWARD HIS INTENDED DESTINATION & CLIMBED TO 14,000 FT MSL. THE ACFT'S WINDSHIELD COMPLETELY ICED OVER. THE PLT LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT & IT WENT INTO AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT DURING WHICH TIME TWO PENCILS CAME OUT OF THE PLT'S POCKET & REPORTEDLY 'FLEW UP TO THE WINDSHIELD.' THE ACFT'S AIRSPEED EXCEEDED REDLINE DURING THE DESCENT. THE PLT REGAINED CONTROL AT ABOUT 7500 FT MSL WHEN THE ACFT DESCENDED THROUGH THE CLOUD BASE. THE PLT LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER MISHAP AT A NEARBY ARPT. EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT ITS RUDDER WAS PARTIALLY RIPPED FROM ITS HINGE & THE VERTICAL STABILIZER WAS TWISTED.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..MISJUDGED..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:

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS




Contributing Factors

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






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