NTSB Identification: DEN83FA027
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 30, 1982 in SIOUX FALLS, SD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA P210, registration: N4721P
Injuries: 2 Fatal,1 Serious.

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 1915 WHILE ENROUTE THE PLT WAS ADVISED THAT THE DESTINATION WX WAS 100 FT OBSCURED, 3/8 MI IN FOG. AT 2140 THE PLT CONTACTED APPROACH CONTROL & WAS ADVISED THE WX WAS 100 FT OBSCURED & 1/8 MI WITH AN RVR FOR RWY 3 OF 2,400 FT. HE WAS CLEARED FOR AN ILS RWY 3 APPROACH & ADVISED THE RVR WAS NOW 1,600 FT. DURING THE APPROACH THE PLT WAS ADVISED TWICE OF BEING FIRST RIGHT OF COURSE & THEN LEFT OF COURSE. AT ABOUT 2207 THE PLT EXECUTED A MISSED APPROACH & AT 2217 WAS CLEARED FOR A SECOND APPROACH. DURING THE SECOND APPROACH THE PLT WAS AGAIN ADVISED OF GOING LEFT OF COURSE. THE ACFT CRASHED APPROXIMATELY 1,250 FT LEFT OF THE LOCALIZER COURSE & APPROXIMATELY 3,250 FT PAST THE THRESHOLD TO RWY 3.

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DECISION HEIGHT..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MISSED APPROACH..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..BELOW APPROACH/LANDING MINIMUMS

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