NTSB Identification: CHI83FA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21571.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 05, 1983 in LINDENWOOD, IL
Aircraft: MOONEY M-20D, registration: N1968Y
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.

AT 0306 THE PLT CONTACTED ROCKFORD FSS REQUESTING LOCAL WX. HE THEN REQUESTED AN ILS APCH TO ROCKFORD & STATED HE HAD NOAPPROACH PLATES. AFTER BEING CLEARED FOR AN ILS APCH TO RWY 36, THE PLT REPORTED HE WAS UNABLE TO PICK UP THE ILS & WAS LOW ON FUEL. ARTCC THEN ATTEMPTED TO SET THE ACFT UP FOR A VOR APCH. AT 0346 THE PLT REPORTED HE WAS OUT OF FUEL. THE ACFT CRASHED IN A NEAR VERTICAL ANGLE ABOUT 7 MI SSE OF THE ARPT. ABOUT 1/4 INCH OF ICE WAS FOUND ON THE LEADING EDGES OF BOTH STABILIZERS.

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

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

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

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

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION

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

FUEL SUPPLY..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

HORIZONTAL STABILIZER SURFACE..ICE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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