The Cessna 182 pilot reported that during an instrument landing system (ILS) approach in instrument meteorological conditions, she descended into fog about 1,000 feet above ground level near Hillsboro, Ore.
She continued the approach beyond the minimum descent altitude and stated that she did not see the runway or runway environment until she was beyond the 1,000-foot runway markings, and realized the airplane had drifted right of the runway.
She attempted to maneuver the plane towards the runway, however it landed hard in a grassy, mud-covered area, off the right side of the runway, resulting in four minor injuries.
A post-accident examination revealed the fuselage was structurally damaged.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the pilot’s decision to continue the instrument approach beyond the published missed approach point.
NTSB Identification: WPR14CA077
This December 2013 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.