NTSB Identification: MKC82FA019
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Thursday, January 21, 1982 in NORTH KANSAS CI, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/21/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 402A, registration: N4553Q
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 PILOT RECEIVED 2 WEATHER BRIEFINGS. MOST OF THE FIRST BRIEFING WAS SPENT FINDING AN ALTERNATE. THE FORECAST INCLUDEDIMC WITH LOW CEILINGS, LOW VISIBILITIES WITH LIGHT SNOW, FOG, AND POSSIBLE FREEZING DRIZZLE. THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT CERTIFICATED FOR FLIGHT IN KNOWN ICING CONDITIONS. DURING ARRIVAL, THE PLANE ENTERED AN OVERCAST AT 3500 FT MSL. TWO MINUTES LATER, THE PILOT REPORTED AN ENCOUNTER WITH FREEZING PRECIPITATION. THE FIRST APPROACH WAS ABANDONED IN THE VICINITY OF THE FAF/OUTER MARKER AFTER THE PILOT FLEW THROUGH THE LOCALIZER COURSE LINE AND WAS ABOUT 1/2 MILE TO THE RIGHT. HE WAS VECTORED FOR ANOTHER ILS APPROACH. WHILE INBOUND ON THE APPROACH, HE WAS INFORMED THAT APPROACH CONTROL HAD RECEIVED A LOW ALTITUDE ALERT. HE WAS REMINDED THAT HIS ALTITUDE SHOULD BE 2600 FT UNTIL REACHING THE FAF; HOWEVER, HE REACHED ONLY 2400 FT. HIS AIRSPEED WAS MUCH HIGHER THAN NORMAL WHILE DESCENDING FROM THE FAF. THE PLANE STRUCK A BUILDING AND BURNED ABOUT 1/3 MILE NORTHEAST OF THE END OF RUNWAY 18.

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WING..ICE


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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