NTSB Identification: FTW85FA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27087.
Accident occurred Monday, December 03, 1984 in BROWNSVILLE, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 182B, registration: N2406G
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 HIT THE STABILIZATION WIRES ON A 300 FT FM RADIO TRANSMISSION TOWER FOLLOWED BY A COLLISION WITH POWER- LINES. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE PLT & PASSG WERE ENROUTE TO THE BROWNSVILLE, TX, AIRPORT TO FLY A DC-3 CARGO ACFT TO MEXICO. AT 1453 CST, N2405G, CALLED BROWNSVILLE TOWER FROM 12 MILES WEST INBOUND, REQUESTING WX INFORMATION. N2406G ACKNOWLEDGED FLYING IN IFR WX CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME. THE TOWER REQUESTED THE PLT'S INTENTIONS & INFORMED HIM THAT IF AN IFR CLEARANCE WAS REQUESTED N2406G WAS ADVISED TO CONTACT APPROACH CONTROL ON FREQUENCY 119.5. THERE WERE NO FURTHER COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE ACFT.
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:SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING
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