NTSB Identification: SEA82FYK11
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 29, 1982 in COTTAGE GROVE, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/29/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA T210M, registration: N761ZY
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.

THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED WHILE RECEIVING RADAR VECTORS FROM EUGENE APPROACH CONTROL TO THE VOR-DME RUNWAY 34 APPROACH AT EUGENE, OR. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED TREE TOPS IN A LEVEL, NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE AND TRAVELED APPROXIMATELY 180 YARD FROM POINT OF IMPACT. BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE EJECTED FROM THE AIRCRAFT WHEN THE SEATS AND SEAT TRACKS FAILED.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG




Index for Jul1982 | Index of months