NTSB Identification: FTW83LA067
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 26, 1982 in CHILDRESS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/26/1983
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N9256S
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING FLIGHT, FREEZING RAIN WAS ENCOUNTERED WHICH BEGAN TO ACCUMULATE ON THE WINDSHIELD AND WINGS. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE CHECKED AND FOUND THAT THE CLOUDS HAD CLOSED IN BEHIND. HE DIVERTED TO CHILDRESS, TX. WHILE EN ROUTE, ADDITIONAL ICE ACCUMULATED ON THE AIRCRAFT AND THE PILOT'S VISIBILITY THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD BECAME OBSCURED. ON HIS FIRST APPROACH, HE HAD NO FORWARD VISIBILITY AND ELECTED TO GO AROUND. AFTER THE SECOND APPROACH, HE LANDED, BUT THE PLANE WENT OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. IT CONTINUED INTO A MUDDY COTTON FIELD AND THE GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

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

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

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..ICE

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

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WING..ICE





Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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