NTSB Identification: NYC83FA033
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 28, 1982 in WILLIAMSPORT, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N1498U
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 DEPARTED THE AIRPORT WITH ICE ON THE AIRFRAME. THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED MORE ICING IN FLIGHT AND DECIDED TO RETURN TO THE AIRPORT, BUT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN HIS ALTITUDE. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING A FORCED LANDING. THE PILOT HAD BEEN ADVISED OF ICING CONDITIONS.

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

ICE/FROST REMOVAL FROM AIRCRAFT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WING..ICE

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..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE..DETERIORATED


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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