Pilot reported icing at night over mountains at 16,000 feet, attempted to climb but began accelerated descent; parachute was deployed at very high speed and separated from the airframe.
Note: This fatal accident involved a CAPS activation, so it appears both here as fatal accident #13 and as CAPS activation #5. All the information should appear on this page. The parachute deployed during a high-speed descent at a speed believed to be about 270 knots, twice Vpd of 133 knots, and separated from the airframe.
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