NTSB Identification: FTW82FA103
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 26, 1982 in MAGDALENA, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/26/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration: N36969
Injuries: 6 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 PLT WAS ADVISED OF THE ICING CONDITIONS TO BE EXPECTED THREE DIFFERENT TIMES DURING HIS WX BRIEFING. AT 1524 WHILE ENROUTE AT 14,000 FT, THE PLT WAS ADVISED OF A PIREP OF LIGHT TO MODERATE ICING BETWEEN 14,O00 & 22,000 FT. THE PLT REPLIED THAT WAS ABOUT WHAT HE HAD BEEN GETTING. FROM 1548 TO 1559 THERE WERE SEVERAL TRANSMISSIONS BETWEEN VARIOUS PLTSAND ARTCC RELATIVE TO INFLIGHT ICING CONDITIONS IN THE AREA.AT 1611 THE PLT REQUESTED A CLIMB. AT 1614 THE PLT REPORTED HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE. THE WRECKAGE WAS SPOTTED THE FOLLOWING DAY AT THE 9,300 FT LEVEL OF A 9,600 FT PEAK IN THE SAN MATEO MOUNTAINS. THE ACFT WAS NOT CERTIFICATED FOR FLT INTO KNOWN ICING CONDITIONS NOR WAS IT EQUIPPED FOR SUCH FLYING. THE ACFT'S WEIGHT WAS COMPUTED TO BE AN ESTIMATED 392 LBS OVER MAX GROSS WEIGHT AT TAKEOFF.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS

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