ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45361
Last updated: 7 October 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182D
Registration: N9964T
C/n / msn: 18253064
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NewPhiladelphia, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Bloomington, IL (BMI)
Destination airport:New Philadelphi, OH (PHD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
While on approach the pilot reported the airplane had accumulated ice. When asked if he wanted to climb to a higher altitude, the pilot reported that he did not believe he could climb. He then initiated a missed approach and disappeared from radar. The airplane impacted in a nose down attitude in an open field with brush. No evidence of a pre-existing failure or malfunction was found with the engine or airframe. The pilot had received two weather briefings prior to departure which included advisories for icing conditions along his route of flight. En route he reported icing conditions, and then again while on approach. The airplane was not equipped with any de-icing equipment and the only anti-ice equipment was a heated pitot tube. A State Trooper reported ice adhering to the vertical stabilizer when he first arrived on scene. The drug diphenhydramine was found in the pilot's blood and liver.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper decision to disregard the weather briefing, and to conduct an intentional flight into known icing conditions, with an airplane not equipped for that flight, and his failure to maintain airspeed. Factors were the clouds and icing conditions, and the pilot's impairment due to drugs.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 17:58 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description