NTSB Identification: ATL82FA104
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 16, 1982 in HENDERSONVILLE, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/16/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 210-5, registration: N8113Z
Injuries: 4 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 AIRCRAFT CRASHED ON TREE COVERED/RISING TERRAIN AFTER THE PILOT WAS CLEARED FOR A NIGHT ILS APPROACH TO RUNWAY 34 AT THE ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT. THE CRASH OCCURRED ABOUT 1 TO 2 MI SOUTH OF THE FINAL APPROACH FIX WHILE THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON AN OUTBOUND HEADING. THE MINIMUM APPROACH ALTITUDE IN THIS AREA WAS 5000 FT MSL. ELEVATION OF THE CRASH SITE WAS 2700 FT MSL. NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OF THE EQUIPMENT WAS FOUND. THE PILOT HAD FLOWN ABOUT 4 HRS AND 50 MIN, AND HAD WORKED (INCLUDING FLIGHT TIME) ABOUT 13 HRS AND 50 MIN IN THE PREVIOUS 24 HR PERIOD.

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

FATIGUE..PILOT IN COMMAND

Index for Apr1982 | Index of months