NTSB Identification: DEN82FTI11
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, March 08, 1982 in LIVINGSTONE, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/08/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA TR182, registration: N4681T
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 PLANE CRASHED ABOUT SIX MILES WEST OF LIVINGSTON, MONTANA. IT WAS FOUND TO HAVE STRUCK ABOUT 50 FT BELOW A 5300 FT RIDGE, WHILE IN A 20 DEGREE CLIMB ATTITUDE. THE WEATHER AT LIVINGSTON WAS: 900 FT BROKEN, 2500 FT OVERCAST, VISIBILITY 10 MILES, WIND VELOCITY 12 KNOTS, MOUNTAINS TO THE WEST OBSCURED. JUST PRIOR TO THE CRASH, A WITNESS OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT FLYING BELOW THE CLOUD COVER AT ABOUT 300 TO 400 FT AGL. HE LOST SITE OF THE PLANE, BUT HEARD IT TURN. SUBSEQUENTLY, HE HEARD A CRASH AND THE END OF THE ENGINE SOUND. PROPELLER STRIKE MARKS WERE FOUND JUST PRIOR TO THE PRINCIPAL IMPACT POINT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING
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