NTSB Identification: MKC82FA009
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 177A, registration: N30288

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3376  81/11/25 NR.ELLINWOOD,KS       CESSNA 177A         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 19, 82 TOTAL
        TIME - UNK/NR                  N30288              PX-  4  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  HOURS, 8 IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          WICHITA,KS                  HAYS,KS
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
           PERSONNEL - WEATHER PERSONNEL: INCORRECT WEATHER FORECAST
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER CONSIDERABLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  800
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3 MILES OR LESS                                          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          FOG                                                       38
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
           10                                                       15
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- BRFD BY FSS PSNL.BCM LOST,LNDD GRT BEND,KS.DEPD N TWD HAYS.CRASH,E OF GRT BEND,STEEP DSCNT,DRK NGT

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