NTSB Identification: MKC85FA012.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26846.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 31, 1984 in CARBONDALE, KS
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N79846
Injuries: 3 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 FLT WAS EN ROUTE FROM LITTLE ROCK, AR, TO TOPEKA, KA. TEN MILES SOUTH OF TOPEKA'S FROBES FIELD THE PLT REQUESTED WX INFO AND WAS TOLD THAT A CURRENT OBSERVATION WAS BEING TAKEN & HE WOULD BE ADVISED. CONTACT BETWEEN THE TOWER AND THE FLT COULD NOT BE REESTABLISHED. THE ACFT HAD CRASHED IN AN AREA WHERE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS IN PROGRESS. SEVERAL TRAILER HOMES WERE DESTROYED AND TWO PEOPLE WERE FATALLY INJURED ONE THIRD MILE SOUTH OF THE ACCIDENT SITE BY THE SEVERE WX.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT



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