NTSB Identification: FTW85FA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27489.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 25, 1984 in MARBLE FALLS, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 441, registration: N441CM
Injuries: 1 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 CRASHED APRX 1.5 MILES SOUTH OF THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 17 DURING AN ATTEMPTED RWY 17 NDB APCH. THE ACFT WAS CLEARED FOR THE APCH AT 2012 CST AND THE PLT CANCELED IFR REPORTING THE ARPT IN SIGHT AT 2014. A WITNESS LOCATED APRX 1 MILE SOUTH OF THE APRT REPORTED SEEING THE ACFT LIGHTS THROUGH THE CLOUDS, MIST AND FOG AS IT WAS TRAVELING SOUTH-SOUTHEAST. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND ON A HEADING OF 035 DEGS IN A 10 TO 15 DEG LEFT BANK. RADAR DATA INDICATES THE ACFT WAS APRX 8 MILES FROM THE ARPT WHEN IFR WAS CANCELED. WITNESSES STATED VISIBILITY IN THE AREA WAS ABOUT 1/8 OF A MILE DURING THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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:

IFR PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

MISSED APPROACH..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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