NTSB Identification: CHI86FA035.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30414.
Accident occurred Friday, November 29, 1985 in ODELL, IL
Aircraft: BEECH BE 36, registration: N3807Z
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.

THE PLT DEPARTED ON AN IFR FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ICING CONDITIONS AFTER RECEIVING THREE COMPLETE WEATHER BRIEFINGS CLEARLY INDICATING THE ICING CONDITIONS WITH NUMEROUS PLT REPORTS OF ICING. APRX 40 MINUTES AFTER DEPARTURE THE PLT REPORTED HE HAD ABOUT AN INCH OF ICE ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THE WINGS. TEN MINUTES LATER WHILE BEING VECTORED TO KANKAKEE AIRPORT, COMMUNICATION WAS LOST. AN OVERFLYING AIRLINER HEARD HIM TRANSMIT 'HE WAS OVER FARMLAND AND WAS PICKING A SPOT.' THE WRECKAGE WAS SPOTTED BY A PASSING MOTORIST SHORTLY THEREAFTER.

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

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

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

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS

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

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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

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

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..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

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND




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