NTSB Identification: FTW86FA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31404.
Accident occurred Monday, October 14, 1985 in CISCO, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2368C
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.

NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PVT PILOT PROCEEDED INTO INSTRUMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS. CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED STEEP NOSE DOWN IN CITY LIMITS. NO RECORD OF A WX BRIEFING BEING RECEIVED BY THE PILOT WAS FOUND. NO EVIDENCE OF PRE- IMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF AIRCRAFT WAS FOUND. NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED.

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

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESCENT..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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