NTSB Identification: MKC83FA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20257.
Accident occurred Monday, February 21, 1983 in ELLSWORTH, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N18204
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 PILOT DEPARTED RED CLOUD, NE FOR A VFR, NO-FLIGHT-PLAN FLIGHT TO KINGMAN, KS. WITNESSES REPORTED AN AIRCRAFT FLYING IN FLIGHT CONDITIONS THAT APPEARED TO DETERIORATE FROM A WEATHER STAND STANDPOINT IN THE DIRECTION OF FLIGHT. ONE WITNESS STATED THAT HE HEARD AN AIRCRAFT PASS NEAR HIM BUT COULD NOT SEE IT, DUE TO DENSE FOG IN THE AREA. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO INDICATIONS OF PRE-IMPACT MALFUNCTIONS OR PROBLEMS TO THE POWERPLANT OR ITS COMPONENTS.

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:

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

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..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:

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION

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