NTSB Identification: MKC84FA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25623.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 15, 1984 in MENA, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA 414A, registration: N6815Z
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.

ACFT CLEARED FOR MENA NDB APCH AND TO MAINTAIN 5000 FT MSL UNTIL ESTABLISHED ON THE APCH. ACFT DESCENDED TO 4800 FT MSL ON APRX GRND TRACK OF 040 TO 030 DEG AFTER NDB PASSAGE. ACFT THEN TURNED TO A GROUND TRACK OF 116 DEG. AFTER 12 SECONDS THE ACFT TURNED TO A GROUND TRACK OF 350 DEG DURING WHICH THE GROUND SPEED DECREASED TO 93 KTS. THE ACFT DESCENDED TO 4600 FT MSL WITH GROUND SPEED INCREASING TO 140 KTS. N68152 REPORTED 'WE'VE BROKEN BELOW - WILL CANCEL IN JUST A MOMENT.' RADAR CONTACT WAS LOST WITH THE ACFT DESCENDING TO 3000 FT MSL ON A HEADING OF 304 DEG. THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND 6 MILES NW OF THE ARPT AT AN ELEV OF 2000 FT MSL. THE OUTBOUND APCH HEADING IS 080 DEG WITH PROCEDURE TURN HEADING OF 125 DEG AND 305 DEG. REPORTED WINDS ALOFT AT 5000 FT MSL, 4000 FT MSL AND 3000 FT MSL WERE 191 DEG AT 34 KTS, 169 DEG AT 30 KTS AND 151 DEG AT 32 KTS RESPECTIVELY.

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

IFR PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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MINIMUM DESCENT ALTITUDE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


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WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


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OBJECT..TREE(S)

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