NTSB Identification: LAX82FXQ06
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, March 14, 1982 in LAKE TAHOE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/14/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N5298N
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.

A PILOT WHO LANDED PRIOR TO THE DEPARTURE OF N5298N STATED THAT HIS AIRCRAFT HAD ACCUMULATED 1/4 INCH OF AIRFRAME ICE WHILE OVER THE LTA VOR. AN EMPLOYEE OF LAKE TAHOE AVIATION FUELING SERVICE INFORMED THE PILOT OF N5298N OF THESE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND ICE ACCUMULATION ON THE CESSNA P210 THAT HAD JUST LANDED. AFTER DEPARTURE THE PILOT OF N5298N REPORTED ENTERING IMC AT APPROXIMATELY 12,000 FEET. HE REQUESTED AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN FROM SACRAMENTO FLIGHT SERVICE BUT WAS TOLD TO STANDBY FOR A MOMENT. FURTHER COMMUNICATION WAS NOT ESTABLISHED. ON MARCH 21, 1982 THE AIRCRAFT WAS SPOTTED AT THE 13,600-FOOT LEVEL OF A MOUNTAIN PEAK.

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

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

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

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

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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