NTSB Identification: FTW82FQG14
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, February 01, 1982 in PAMPA, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/01/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N58947
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.

N58947 WAS PURCHASED BY THE PILOT THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT. ACCORDING TO A FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR WHO SOLD THE AIRCRAFT, THE PILOT RECEIVED DUAL INSTRUCTION FOR A CHECKOUT IN THE AIRCRAFT AND CURRENCY FOR NIGHT FLIGHT. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE PILOT DID NOT RECEIVE A WEATHER BRIEFING PRIOR TO DEPARTING ENID, NOR WAS THERE COMMUNICATIONS EN ROUTE FOR WEATHER INFORMATION. THE WEATHER REPORTED AT PAMPA AT THE APPROXIMATE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS: INDEFINITE CEILING 200 FT OBSCURED, VISIBILITY TWO MILES, LIGHT SNOW. THE WEATHER CONDITIONS PROGRESSIVELY DETERIORATED THROUGHOUT THE EVENING. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE PRIOR TO IMPACT.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


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