NTSB Identification: FTW83FA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22701.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 23, 1983 in BROOKLAND, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA P-206C, registration: N8637Z
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.

THE ACFT CRASHED IN IMC WEATHER AFTER THE PILOT FAILED TO COMPLETE A VOR APPROACH TO JONESBORO. ACCORDING TO THE OWNER OF THE ACCIDENT ACFT, THE PLT WAS INSTRUMENT RATED AND HAD FILED AN IFR FLT PLAN BUT WAS NOT VERY PROFICIENT IN INSTRUMENT FLYING. DURING THIS FLT THE PLT WANDERED OFF COURSE AND ALT AND HAD TO BE CORRECTED BY ATC. HE IMPROPERLY CALLED NASHVILLE TOWER AS KNOXVILLE TOWER AND MEMPHIS ARTCC AS ATLANTA. THE PLT ALSO DECLARED A MISSED APPROACH AT JONESBORO TWO MINUTES AFTER RECEIVING FINAL CLEARANCE AT 240O FT. THE CONTROLLER ON DUTY STATED THAT HE DID NOT BELIEVE AN APPROACH COULD BE MADE FROM 2400 FT IN 2 MINUTES NOR DID HE HEAR THE ACFT PASS OVER THE ARPT. THE PLT REQUESTED A 2NDAPPROACH AND THERE WERE NO MORE TRANSMISSIONS RECEIVED FROM HIM. THE ACFT CRASHED IN A 90 DEGREE LEFT BANK INTO A WHEAT FIELD ABOUT 6 MILES FROM THE ARPT.

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

IFR PROCEDURE..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION

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