NTSB Identification: MKC84FA116.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25473.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 04, 1984 in FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA 310I, registration: N8156M
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.

WHEN THE PLT RECEIVED A WX BRIEFING AT 1012 CST, HE WAS ADVISED THAT THE WX AT HIS DESTINATION (FAYETTEVILLE, AR) WAS AN ESTIMATED 600' OVERCAST, VIS 4 MI WITH LIGHT DRIZZLE & FOG, BUT THE WX WAS FORCAST TO BEGIN TO IMPROVE IN ABOUT 1 HR.HE TOOK OFF & DURING ARRIVAL AT 1123, THE PLT WAS ADVISED THAT 2 PREVIOUS ACFT HAD MADE MISSED APPROACHES. AT 1139:17, HE WAS CLEARED FOR AN ILS APCH & INSTRUCTED TO REPORT OVER THE OUTER MARKER (OM). AT 1141:08, THE PLT REPORTED DEPARTINGTHE ELMIE INTERSECTION, 6.9 MI FROM THE OM. AT 1145:21, THE TOWER CLEARED THE ACFT TO LAND & REMINDED THE PLT TO REPORT AT THE OM. THE PLT RESPONDED, 'WAITING FOR IT.' ABOUT 30 SEC LATER, TOWER ASKED THE PLT TO REPORT IS POSITION, BUT THEREWAS NO REPLY. LATER, THE ACFT WAS FOUND WERE IT HAD CRASHED ON RISING TERRAIN (ELEV 1960') ALONG THE EXTENDED CENTERLINEOF RWY 16, ABOUT 7 MI SSE OF THE ARPT. THE MDA FOR THE APCH WAS 1800' (549' AGL). THE MARKER BEACON SW WAS FOUND IN THE OFF POSITION & THE GEAR & FLAPS WERE EXTENDED. THE ARPT ELEV WAS 1251' & ITS WX WAS: 500' OVC, 3 MI VIS, DRIZZLE, FOG.

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

MISSED APPROACH..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS


Contributing Factors

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

NAVIGATION RECEIVER..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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