NTSB Identification: FTW83FA066
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, December 23, 1982 in SAN ANTONIO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/23/1983
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N206H
Injuries: 3 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 ACFT DEPARTED BRACKETTVILLE AT 0715 & AT 0740 CONTACTED UVALDE UNICOM FOR THEIR WX. WHEN INFORMED THAT UVALDE WAS "ZERO-ZERO" THE FLT CONTINUED EAST. THE ACFT WAS LATER OBSERVED & HEARD FLYING ABOVE THE LOW INDEFINITE CEILING SHORTLY BEFORE IMPACTING THE GROUND IN A TIGHT DESCENDING RIGHT HAND TURN AT HIGH VELOCITY. WITNESSES AT THE ACCIDENT SITE REPORTED 60-200 FT CEILINGS & VISIBILITY WELL BELOW 1 MI.

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..UNCONTROLLED..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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

Index for Dec1982 | Index of months