NTSB Identification: FTW84LA168.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24839.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 14, 1984 in HOUSTON, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N54647
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PLT DEPARTED DALLAS, TX, AND WAS ON A VFR FLIGHT PLAN TO HOUSTON GULF PORT ARPT. UNABLE TO LANDTHERE DUE TO WX, THE PLT REQUESTED ATC VECTORS TO HOUSTON INTERCONTINENTAL (IAH). IAH ATC GAVE THE PLT VECTORS FOR AN ILS APCH TO RWY 08. THE PLT FLEW THE ILS APCH WITHOUT THE APCH CHARTS & CRASHED PAST THE END OF THE RWY DURING THE ATTEMPTED MISSED APCH.

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

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

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

IFR PROCEDURE..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

RADAR ASSISTANCE TO VFR AIRCRAFT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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