NTSB Identification: DEN83FA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20840.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 31, 1983 in COLORADO SPRGS, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N735FW
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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 MADE A CONTROLLED HARD EMERGENCY LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD OFF AIRPORT AFTER AN ENCOUNTER WITH ICING. THE PILOT WAS MAKING A TURN DURING AN INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURE AND FELT THE ACFT BEGIN TO STALL AND BUFFET AND SLOW IN ITS RESPONSE TO ROLL. HE PITCHED DOWN TO MAINTAIN CONTROL AND BEGAN A DESCENT TO LOOK FOR A LANDING SPOT. HE MADE A RAPID DESCENT TO 7500 FT.MSL & THEN SLOWED SINK RATE WITH POWER BUT CONTINUED DESCENT. BETWEEN BREAKS IN CLOUDS HE MADE GROUNDCONTACT AND FINALLY BROKE OUT BELOW 100 FT CEILING TO LAND IN A PASTURE WITH APPROACH AT 80 KTS FULL POWER NOSE HIGH WINGS LEVEL. THE ACFT LANDED HARD AND THE RT MAIN FAILED IN ROLLOUT. 100 FEET AFTER INITIAL IMPACT THE ACFT HIT A FENCE.AFTER THE NOSE GEAR FAILED THE PROP DUG IN AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER 156 FEET FROM TOUCHDOWN. THE OCCUPANTS WERE NOT INJURED AND MADE AN EXIT FROM THE ACFT THROUGH A WINDOW SINCE THE DOORS WERE JAMMED SHUT.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT CONTROL,STABILATOR SURFACE..ICE


Contributing Factors

WING,SKIN..ICE

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