NTSB Identification: CHI84FA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24228.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 06, 1983 in WHITE LK TWNSHP, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA T210M, registration: N761RN
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.
AT ABOUT 1600, THE ACFT WAS TAKEN OUT OF A HEATED HANGAR & PARKED ON THE RAMP FOR REFUELING. IT REMAINED OUTSIDE UNTIL THE PLT TOOK OFF AT ABOUT 1740 EST. DURING THAT TIME, SNOW WAS FALLING & THE TEMP DROPPED FROM 34 TO 31 DEG. THE PLT INITIALLY CONTACTED THE CONTROL TOWER FOR AN IFR CLEARANCE AT 1658, BUT HIS DEPARTURE WAS DELAYED DUE TO SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS. HE WENT INSIDE WHILE WAITING. AT ABOUT 1715, A CONTROLLER CALLED THE COMPANY OPERATIONS TO NOTIFY THE PLT THAT TAXI CLEARANCE COULD BE EXPECTED IN ABOUT 10 MIN. AT 1728:48, THE PLT CONTACTED TOWER FOR TAXI & IFR CLEARANCE, THEN ACKNOWLEDGED THE TAKEOFF CLEARANCE ABOUT 11 MINUTES LATER. SHORTLY AFTER TAKING OFF, THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED APRX 1 MI WEST & 3/4 MI SOUTH OF THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 27. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING THE ACFT IN A SHALLOW, LEFT TURN & DESCENDING BEFORE IT CRASHED. ONE WITNESS SAID IT WAS WALLOWING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WING..ICE
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES
WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS
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