NTSB Identification: CHI84FA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22671.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 04, 1983 in SIDNEY, OH
Aircraft: Beech 77, registration: N37253
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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 AIRCREW TOOK OFF ON AN IFR FLT FROM DAYTON TO PIQUA & SIDNEY, OH TO PRACTICE APCH'S, THEN THEY INTENDED TO RETURN TO DAYTON. THE COPILOT STATED THAT THEY ENTERED THE CLOUDS AT 700 TO 800 FT AGL & HE DID NOT SEE THE GROUND AGAIN ON THIS FLT. HE REPORTED THAT ICE BEGAN BUILDING ON THE ACFT UNTIL ON A DESCENT TOWARD PIQUA, WHEN REPORTEDLY, IT BEGAN DISSIPATING. A MISSED APCH WAS MADE AT PIQUA WITHOUT SEEING THE ARPT. THE COPILOT STATED THAT THEY WERE UNABLE TO GET A GOOD RATE OF CLIMB. AT 1258 EST, THE AIRCREW REQUESTED VECTORS BACK TO DAYTON (RATHER THAN TO CONTINUE TO SIDNEY) & ADVISED THAT THEY WERE ENCOUNTERING ICE & TURBULENCE. THEY WERE ISSUED A VECTOR, BUT APRX 30 SEC LATER, THEY ADVISED THAT THEY COULD NOT MAINTAIN THEIR ASSIGNED ALT OF 3000 FT. THEY WERE ADVISED THAT VECTORS COULD NOT BE PROVIDEDBELOW 3000 FT, BUT THE SIDNEY ARPT WAS AT THEIR 2 O'CLOCK POSITION AT LESS THAN A MILE. SHORTLY AFTER THAT, THE ACFT CRASHED IN A WOODED AREA APRX 1 1/2 MI WEST OF THE ARPT. REPORTEDLY, RAIN WAS ENCOUNTERED BETWEEN PIQUA & SIDNEY.

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:

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS

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