NTSB Identification: SEA83FA022
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 15, 1982 in GORST, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/15/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N9557T
Injuries: 2 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 COLLIDED WITH A MTN DRG A VFR FLT UNDER IMC. AN ARTS-III RADAR PRINTOUT SHOWED THE ACFT WAS MAINTAINING A FAIRLY CONTINUOUS HEADING UNTIL RADAR COVERAGE WAS LOST. THE WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED ABOUT 3.4 MI NORTH OF THE LAST RADAR PLOT. ATC CONFIRMED LOSS OF RADAR CONTACT AT ABOUT 900 FT MSL. TERRAIN ELEVATIONS IN THE AREA OF LAST RADAR CONTACT ARE ABOUT 400 FT RISING TO ABOUT 1,000 FT NEAR THE CRASH SITE.

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:

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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