NTSB Identification: MKC86FA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29662.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 24, 1985 in TONTITOWN, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA P210N, registration: N86JB
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.

AFTER COMPLETING TWO ERRATIC 360 DEG TURNS IN A HOLDING PATTERN WEST OF THE RAZORBACK VORTAC STATION, THE PLT WAS INSTRUCTED TO PROCEED VIA THE 218 DEG RADIAL OF THE RAZORBACK VORTAC UNTIL REACHING THE ELMIE INTERSECTION AND TO HOLD. A COUPLE OF MINUTES LATER THE PLT RPTD ENTERING A HOLD AT THE ELMIE INTERSECTION AND WAS CLEARED AFTER REACHING 4000 FT FOR THE LOCALIZER 16 APCH. RADAR TRACK DATA SHOWED THE ACFT MADE A TURN TO THE EAST AFTER ENTERING THE HOLDING PATTERN IN ORDER TO INTERCEPT THE LOCALIZER. THE ACFT THEN DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR AND NO FURTHER COMMUNICATIONS WERE RECEIVED. THE ACFT IMPACTED TERRAIN ON AN EASTERLY HEADING, 1 MILE NORTH OF TONTITOWN, AR, IN AN OPEN FLD. NO PRE-IMPACT MECHAINCAL FAILURE WAS DISCOVERED. ILLEGAL DRUGS WERE FOUND IN THE WRECKAGE IN AN OPEN CONTAINER. NO AUTOPSY WAS PERFORMED AND TOXICOLOGICAL SAMPLES WERE INSUFFICIENT FOR TESTING.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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