NTSB Identification: MKC86FA048.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29934.
Accident occurred Friday, January 10, 1986 in CLINTON, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A, registration: N3948D
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PILOT NORMALLY MADE SEVERAL TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS BEFORE DEPARTING THE LOCAL AREA. HE WAS KNOWN TO NOT FLY NEAR CLOUDS OR AT NIGHT. FOR THIS FLIGHT, THE CEILING WAS AT LEAST 1000 FEET AT TAKEOFF AND WAS AT LEAST 700 FEET IN THE ACCIDENT AREA. AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED AT TAKEOFF BUT WAS NOT SEEN AGAIN UNTIL THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND. THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED THE TERRAIN AT HIGH SPEED, IN A SLIGHT DESCENT, ONE MILE WEST OF THE DEPARTURE AIRPORT, NEAR WHERE THE NORMAL DOWNWIND LEG WOULD HAVE BEEN.

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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