NTSB Identification: FTW82DA136
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 18, 1982 in KENDALIA, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/18/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N79885
Injuries: 1 Minor.

THE PILOT STATED THAT THE WEATHER CONDITIONS ALONG HIS ROUTE OF FLIGHT DETERIORATED RAPIDLY. HE DECIDED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON A SHORT PLOWED FIELD. DURING FINAL APPROACH, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A TREE TOP AND CRASHED.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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