NTSB Identification: CHI82FA091
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, March 18, 1982 in RICHMOND, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/18/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 421, registration: N33KC
Injuries: 1 Fatal,2 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.

DURING A VOR APPROACH TO RUNWAY 05 WHEN 3 MILES AWAY FROM THE AIRPORT AT MINIMUMS GROUND CONTACT WAS NOT MADE. THE PILOT STATED THAT SHE ELECTED TO PERFORM A MISSED APPROACH BUT BEFORE POWER WAS APPLIED THE COPILOT RAISED THE FLAPS. SHE FURTHER STATED THAT SHE THEN FELT A SINKING FEELING AND PUT IN MORE POWER. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN AN OPEN FIELD APPROXIMATELY 2.3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE AIRPORT.

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

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

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

CREW/GROUP COORDINATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS

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