NTSB Identification: SEA85FA012.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26304.
Accident occurred Monday, October 15, 1984 in TILLER, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA 182B, registration: N2612G
Injuries: 4 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 COLLIDED WITH RISING TERRAIN ABOUT 1800 FT BELOW THE CREST OF A RIDGE WHILE ON A PERSONAL FLT IN WX WHICH HAD MULTIPLE CLOUD LAYERS OBSURING THE MOUNTAINS. A CAP ACFT ON A SEARCH MISSION IN THE SAME AREA AT THE APRX TIME REPORTED MULTIPLE CLOUD LAYERS BETWEEN MEDFORD & SUNRIVER, OR. BOTH PLS INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT WERE CAP MEMBERS & HAD BEEN ON SEARCH MISSIONS IN THE AREA OF MEDFORD & SUNRIVER ON PREVIOUS FLTS. THE AREA OF THE CRASH IS HEAVILY WOODED WITHTREES OVER 150 FT HIGH. A 4 FT SECTION OF THE LEFT WING WAS FOUND NEAR A FOREST SERVICE ROAD. THE MAIN WRECKAGE WAS APRX900 FT AWAY ON A 180 DEGREE BEARING (MAG), AT THE 3750 FT LEVEL OF A 5580 FT MOUNTAIN. NO FLT PLAN WAS FILED & NO RECORD OF A WX BRIEFING WAS FOUND. THE ACFT DEPARTED DURING A SNOW SHOWER WITH 4 PERSONS ON BOARD; WHEN IT FAILED TO ARRIVE AT MEDFORD A SEARCH WAS INITIATED. THE SEARCH WAS SUSPENDED WHEN NO FLT SIGNALS WERE RECEIVED. SIX DAYS LATER A HUNTER CAME UPON THE WRECKAGE. NO MEDICAL OR MECHANICAL REASON FOR THE ACCIDENT WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..UPHILL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS

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