NTSB Identification: LAX84FA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26081.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 21, 1983 in HUMBOLT, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 182E, registration: CGCGA
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.

WHILE ON A X-COUNTRY FLT IN A MOUNTAINOUS AREA, THE ACFT CRASHED INTO THE SIDE OF A SNOW COVERED MOUNTAIN. IMPACT OCCURRED AT THE 8200 FT LEVEL IN PRINCE ROYAL CANYON. THE CANYON SLOPED UPWARD TO THE SOUTH & TERMINATED AT AN ELEVATION OF ABOUT 8900 FT. THE ACFT WAS ON AN EASTERLY HEADING IN A SLIGHT LEFT BANK WHEN IT CRASHED.ACCORDING TO AN NTSB METEOROLOGICAL SUMMERY, THE CLOUD BASES WOULD HAVE BEEN NEAR THE 7000 FT LEVEL IN THAT AREA.

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:

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

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WHITEOUT


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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