NTSB Identification: DEN86FA232.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29809.
Accident occurred Monday, December 30, 1985 in SALINA, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA T210L, registration: N27CF
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 NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PLT DID NOT OBTAIN A WX BRIEFING NOR FILE A FLIGHT PLAN. HE AND HIS WIFE TOOK OFF FROM BULLFROG BASIN AIRPORT, GLEN CANYON, UT, EN ROUTE TO HEBER CITY, UT, ON 12-30-85. ACFT DID NOT ARRIVE. CIVIL AIR PATROL SEARCH WAS CONDUCTED FROM 01-02-86 TO 01-23-86 WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS. WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED ON 08-17-86. EVIDENCE INDICATED AIRFRAME FAILED IN FLIGHT. WINGS FAILED IN POSITIVE OVERLOAD. IMC CONDITIONS PREVAILED THROUGHOUT MOST OF STATE ON DAY OF ACCIDENT THAT INCLUDED LOW CEILING, VISIBILITY, FOG, SNOW, FREEZING RAIN, AND CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE TO ICING.

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

WING..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WING..ICE

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