NTSB Identification: FTW84LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24135.
Accident occurred Friday, October 07, 1983 in ALINE, OK
Aircraft: CESSNA 182M, registration: N91620
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
BEFORE DEPARTING NORMAN, OK, THE PLT OBTAINED A WX BRIEFING FROM THE OKLAHOMA CITY FSS. DURING THAT BRIEFING, HE WAS ADVISED THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. HE THEN TOOK OFF FOR DODGE CITY, KS WITHOUT FILLING A FLT PLAN. HOWEVER, EN ROUTE, HE ENCOUNTERED WX & DIVERTED TO KIOWA, KS. HE THEN RECEIVED A WX BRIEFING FROM THE GARDEN CITY FSS & DECIDED TO RETURN TO NORMAN. ON HIS RETURN FLT, HE ENCOUNTERED DETERIORATING WX NEAR ALINE, OK & ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A PLOWED FIELD. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PLT ESTIMATED THE WX AT THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS: 300 FT OVERCAST, 1/2 MI VISIBILITY WITH DRIZZLE & FOG.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING
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