NTSB Identification: LAX85FA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26849.
Accident occurred Friday, November 23, 1984 in KINGMAN, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172G, registration: N3698L
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.

AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE FACE OF A SHEAR CLIFF ABOUT 30 FEET BELOW ITS CREST. IT IMPACTED WITH THE LEFT WING 15 DEGS DOWN AND WITH THE NOSE UP AT ABOUT 5 DEGS. IMPACT OCCURRED AT 3500 FT MSL. LOCAL AUTHORITIES INDICATED THAT THE WEATHER AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT CONSISTED OF LOW CLOUDS AND EXTREMELY POOR GROUND VISIBILITY WITH RAIN. THE WX FORCAST INDICATED IMC WITH LOW CEILINGS & VISIBILITIES AND MOUNTAIN TOPS OBSCURED ALONG THE ROUTE. DURING A WX BRIEFING, THE PLT WAS ADVISED THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN

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