NTSB Identification: MKC83FA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20274.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 09, 1983 in GARWIN, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA TR182, registration: N6144T
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.

DURING A BRIEFING FOR A FLT TO WESTERN OKLAHOMA, THE PLT WAS ADVISED THAT IMC WX WAS FORCASTED ALONG THE ROUTE. HE CHANGED HIS DESTINATION TO WATERLOO, IA & WAS ADVISED OF IMC IN THAT AREA ALSO. WHILE EN ROUTE, THE ACFT CRASHED IN A FIELD COVERED WITH SNOW. TWO WITNESSES HEARD THE PLANE BEFORE IT CRASHED. BOTH REPORTED THE ENGINE SOUNDED NORMAL UNTIL IMPACT. ONE WITNESS SAID THE ACFT SOUNDED LIKE IT WAS IN A DIVE. DURING AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE, NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT FAILURE WAS FOUND. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT, THERE WERE CLOUDS AND THE VISIBILITY WAS LESS THAN 1/2 MI WITH FOG.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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