NTSB Identification: FTW82FRG33
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 29, 1982 in BERGHEIM, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/29/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA R182, registration: N737RK
Injuries: 4 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.

AT 0010 THE PLT CONTACTED SAN ANTONIO TOWER APPROXIMATELY 10 MI NORTH OF SAN ANTONIO INTL ARPT. HE STATED HE WAS AT 3100 FT IN THE CLOUDS. THE CONTROLLER INSTRUCTED THE PLT TO TURN LEFT HEADING 030, MAINTAIN 3,000, & ASKED THE PLT IF HEWANTED AN IFR CLEARANCE. THE PLT AFFIRMED. THE ACFT WAS VECTORED FOR AN ILS RWY 12R APPROACH. AT 0012 THE ACFT WAS TURNED TO A HEADING OF 270 TO MAINTAIN 3,000. AT 0017 THE ACFT WAS GIVEN A LEFT TURN TO A HEADING OF 230. THE CONTROLLEROBSERVED A LOW ALTITUDE ALERT. THE PLT REPORTED BEING OUT OF CONTROL & AT 0018 RADAR CONTACT WAS LOST.

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:

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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