NTSB Identification: MKC83FA044
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, December 23, 1982 in 1 1/2 MI.N. MAY, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/23/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA R182, registration: N756DB
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT RECEIVED WX BRIEFINGS AT 1114 & 1220. HE WAS ADVISED AGAINST VFR FLT DUE TO LOW CEILINGS & VISIBILITIES IN WESTERN MISSOURI, EASTERN & NORTHEASTERN KANSAS. AT 1300 THE PLT RECEIVED A SPECIAL VFR CLEARANCE TO DEPART. AT 1330 WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING LOW OVERHEAD THEN CLIMB UP & ENTER THE FOG. SHORTLY THEREAFTER THEY HEARD AN EXPLOSION.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..INITIATED..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:

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..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

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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