NTSB Identification: SEA85LA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27771.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 21, 1985 in JOHN DAY, OR
Aircraft: HELIO H-295, registration: N94747
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.

REPORTEDLY, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED AIRFRAME ICING CONDITIONS DURING FLT, & SUBSEQUENTLY, MUSHED INTO TREES ON WOODED TERRAIN. ELEVATION OF THE CRASH SITE WAS ABOUT 4500 FT. ABOUT 95 MI WEST AT REDMOND, OR, THE WX WAS IN PART: 800 FT OVERCAST, 3 MI VISIBILITY, WIND FROM 140 DEG AT 5 KTS. THE PLT DID NOT POSSESS A FIXED WING RATING.

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

WING..ICE

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

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN



Contributing Factors

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



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS

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