NTSB Identification: SEA85FA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26124.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 02, 1984 in AUSTIN, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA R182, registration: N1842R
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.

DETERIORATING WX WAS ENCOUNTERED AS THE PLT FOLLOWED A HIGHWAY TO HIS DEST ON AN EASTERLY HEADING. ON SCENE EVIDENCE INDICATED THAT THE ACFT IMPACTED LEFT WING TIP FIRST ON A NORTHERLY HEADING NEAR THE EAST END OF A BOX CANYON. THE IMPACT FLIGHT PATH ANGLE WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 25 TO 30 DEGREES DOWN. THE BOX CANYON IN WHICH THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED WAS 8 MI SOUTH OF THE HIGHWAY. LANDER COUNTY OFFICIALS IN AUSTIN OBSERVED THE WX TO BE OBSCURED WITH FOG.

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND





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