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
WEATHER CONDITION..MOUNTAIN WAVE
WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING
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