NTSB Identification: MKC85FA008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26502.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 14, 1984 in HIATTVILLE, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 182F, registration: N3102U
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 ACFT CRASHED DURING A NIGHT X-COUNTRY FLT. GROUND WITNESSES WHO SAW THE FLASH FROM THE GROUND IMPACT STATED THAT THERE WAS A THUNDERSTORM IN THE AREA AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THEY ALSO STATED THAT THEY HAD DIFFICULTY IN LOCATING THE WRECKAGE DUE TO REDUCED VISABILITY RESULTING FROM HEAVY RAIN AND FOG IN THE AREA. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY IMPACT FORCES AND POST CRASH FIRE. A PATHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF THE PLT DID NOT DISCLOSE ANY EVIDENCE OF A PRE-IMPACT CONDITION THAT WOULD HAVE DETRACTED FROM HIS ABILITY TO OPERATE THE ACFT. HOWEVER, TOXICOLOGICAL TESTS DID REVEAL THE PRESENCE OF CHLORPHENIRAMINE, AN ANTIHISTAMINE. A PRESCRIPTION DRUG, ORNADE 100, WAS FOUND IN THE WRECKAGE.

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

SPIRAL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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