NTSB Identification: CHI83FA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22590.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 24, 1983 in PILLAGER, MN
Aircraft: CESSNA 185F, registration: N29968
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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND AFTER DRAGGING THE RIGHT WING IN THE WATER 3 TIMES. THE ACFT DISAPPEARED FROM VIEW OF WITNESSES AROUND A POINT OF LAND IN THE LAKE. THE ACFT WAS HEARD PRODUCING POWER UP TO A 'FEW SECOND' BEFORE A 'THUD' WAS HEARD FOLLOWED BY BLACK SMOKE RISING FROM THE SITE.

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

JUDGMENT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY

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