NTSB Identification: DEN89FA038.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37847.
Accident occurred Monday, November 28, 1988 in FAIRPLAY, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N1464Q
Injuries: 1 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.
THE PLT DEPARTED FROM THE DENVER AREA AT APPROX 1640 AND ATTEMPTED TO FLY TO KREMMLING. THE ROUTE OF FLIGHT REQUIRED THE PLT TO TRAVERSE MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. THE PLT WAS NOT INSTRUMENT RATED AND THE ACFT WAS NOT EQUIPPED FOR IFR FLIGHT. THE ACFT WRECKAGE WAS FOUND IN AN OPEN FIELD IN A NEAR VERTICAL NOSE LOW ATTITUDE. THE WEATHER CONDS IN THE ACCIDENT AREA AT APPROX 1700 CONSISTED OF HIGH WINDS AND LOW VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW. THE SUNSET OCCURRED AT 1650.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND
LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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