NTSB Identification: DEN84FA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23107.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 13, 1983 in HANKSVILLE, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N3254Y
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.

THERE WERE TWO PILOTS ABOARD THIS ACFT WHICH IMPACTED IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE ON A PLATEAU AT 5000 FT MSL. FLIGHT CONTROL CONTINUITY WAS ESTABLISHED. THE PILOT WAS RECENTLY CERTIFICATED & HIS CLASS III MEDICAL HAD EXPIRED. THE SECOND PILOT HELD A COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATE & AN INSTRUMENT RATING. HIS RECENT EXPERIENCE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. THE CRASH SITE WAS IN AN AREA WITH NO SIGNIFICANT LIGHTS CREATING A 'BLACK HOLE.' ONE PROPELLER BLADE WAS TWISTED & BENT WITH SCRATCHES ON THE CAMBER SIDE & A FILAMENT FROM A NAVIGATION LIGHT WAS STRETCHED. THE ACFT WAS NOT CERTIFIED FOR ICING CONDITIONS & HAD NOT BEEN INSPECTED FOR INSTRUMENT FLIGHT. A METEOROLOGICAL SUMMARY INDICATES THAT THE AREA OF THE ACCIDENT AT THE APPROXIMATE TIME OF THE FLIGHT WOULD HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO THUNDERSTORMS WITH RAIN SHOWERS, LIGHT TO MODERATE TURBULENCE, FLIGHT VISIBILITY 0 MILES IN CLOUDS. NO WEATHER BRIEFING WAS OBTAINED.

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE(THUNDERSTORMS)


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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