NTSB Identification: FTW84FA064.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23227.
Accident occurred Friday, November 18, 1983 in NAGEEZI, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: N4888Y
Injuries: 3 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.

BEFORE TAKEOFF, THE PLT WAS INFORMED OF A SEGMET WHICH FORCASTED OCCASIONAL SEVERE RIME OR MIXED ICING FROM THE FREEZING LEVEL AT 8000 FT UP THRU 20,000 FT & MODERATE TO SEVERE TURBULENCE BELOW 18,000 FT. ALSO, EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS, LIGHTNING & THUNDER WERE FORCASTED. THE PLT TOLD THE BRIEFER THAT WOULD 'PROBABLY NOT GO.' HOWEVER, HE TOOK OFF ABOUT 14 MIN LATER WITHOUT FILING A FLT PLAN. THE LAST RADAR CONTACT WAS APPRX 33 MI SSE OF FARMINGTON, NM IN THE VICINITY OF THE CRASH SITE. THE ACFT IMPACTED AT HIGH SPEED WHILE IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN, RIGHT WING DOWN ATTITUDE, AT AN ELEVATION OF ABOUT 6500 FT. THE 0850 MST WX AT FARMINGTON (ELEVATION 5503 FT) WAS 500 FT BROKEN, 10,000 FT OVERCAST, VISIBILITY 5 MI WITH LIGHT RAIN, SNOW & FOG, WIND 250 DEG AT 10 KTS. RADAR DATA SHOWED THAT THE ACFT WAS CHANGING ALT & HEADING ABRUPTLY BEFORE CONTACT WAS LOST. THE PLT HAD NOT LOGGED INSTRUMENT TIME FOR APPRX 3 YRS.

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

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

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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