NTSB Identification: LAX82FA168
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 09, 1982 in MT. WILSON, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA T210M, registration: N6812B
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.

AT THE FSS THE PLT REQUESTED THE CURRENT & FORECAST SALT LAKE CITY WX. THE WX WAS FURNISHED & THE SPECIALIST ADVISED THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. THE PLT DID NOT WISH A FULL BRIEFING & WAS HEARD TO SAY TO HIS PASSENGER "LET'S GO CHECK IT OUT." THE ACFT CRASHED ON THE WESTERN SLOPE OF A MOUNTAIN AT ABOUT 9,000 FT MSL. THE AREA FORECAST INTERPRETED FOR THE AREA OF THE ACCIDENT WARNED OF MODERATE TURBULENCE, MOUNTAINS OBSCURED ABOVE 6,000 TO 9,000 FT, MODERATE MIXED RIME & CLEAR ICING FROM THE FREEZING LEVEL TO 18,000 FT, & CEILINGS & VISIBILITIES OCCASIONALLY AT OR BELOW 1,000 FT & 3 MI IN RAIN, SNOW & PATCHY FOG.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..MOUNTAIN WAVE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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