NTSB Identification: MKC84FA071.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24502.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 09, 1984 in LINCOLN, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N714GT
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 DEPARTED THE RUSSELL CONTROL ZONE AT NIGHT IN IFR CONDITIONS BY OBTAINING A SPECIAL VFR CLEARANCE. AFTER HE REPORTED CLEAR OF THE CONTROL ZONE, THERE WAS NO FURTHER RADIO CONTACT WITH ATC FACILITIES. AT 0235 CST, THE ACFT WAS REPORTED AS OVERDUE. A SEARCH WAS INITIATED & IT WAS FOUND AT ABOUT 0700 THE NEXT MORNING. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE ACFT HAD IMPACTED IN A NEAR VERTICAL, NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE AT HIGH SPEED. NO PREIMPACT DISCREPANCIES OF THE ACFT WERE NOTED. RESIDENTS & AUTHORITIES NEAR THE CRASH SITE REPORTED GROUND FOG IN THE AREA AT THE ESTIMATED TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. LOW CEILINGS & FOG HAD BEEN FORCASTED FOR THE VICINITY.

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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



Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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