NTSB Identification: ATL82FKG11
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 23, 1982 in LEXINGTON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/23/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N4614Q
Injuries: 2 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.

IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON 4/23/82, THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED COVINGTON, GA AND PROCEEDED ON AN UNDETERMINED ROUTE. AT ABOUT 2300 PST THAT NIGHT, RESIDENTS NEAR THE ACCIDENT SITE HEARD THE SOUNDS OF A CRASH. THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND THE NEXT MORNING ABOUT 1000 FT SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF A MAKESHIFT LANDING STRIP WITH ABOUT 100 LBS OF MARIJUANA ON BOARD. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE PLANE HAD STRUCK A TREE ABOUT 300 FT SOUTHWEST OF THE MAIN WRECKAGE. THE MAKESHIFT STRIP WAS ABOUT 1300 FT LONG AND WAS MARKED BY FLARE TYPE CANDLES. TIRE TRACKS WERE FOUND NEAR THE WRECKAGE.AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO PRECRASH MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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