NTSB Identification: DEN88FA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36660.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 20, 1988 in GUNNISON, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1989
Aircraft: BEECH A23-19, registration: N7979L
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.

ON A CROSS COUNTRY FLT, THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO CLIMB THROUGH A PASS WHICH WAS ABOVE THE EFFECTIVE SERVICE CEILING OF THE ACFT. AT APPROXIMATELY THE EFFECTIVE SERVICE CEILING OF THE ACFT THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED BY IMPACT AND POST IMPACT FIRE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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