NTSB Identification: FTW85LA269.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29280.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, June 28, 1985 in PEARSALL, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N200KH
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 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.

A COMMERCIALLY RATED CFI DEPARTED ON A PART 135 AIR TAXI FLT, BUT ENCOUNTERED DETERIORATING WEATHER CONDITIONS. CIRCLING HIS DESTINATION HE REPORTED THAT RAIN CLOUDS CLOSED IN. ANTICIPATING THAT HE WOULD BE UNABLE TO FILE IFR IN THE AIR, HE ELECTED TO LAND IN AN OPEN FLD. THE ACFT NOSED OVER IN WET CROPS.

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

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

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


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