NTSB Identification: DEN89LA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37926.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 31, 1988 in OGDEN, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: BEECH B24R, registration: N65PW
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PLT RCVD A WX BRIEFING & FILED AN IFR FLT PLN. HE TKOF ON RWY 34 AT 1517 MST WITH LOW CEILING &RESTRICTED VIS DUE TO FOG & LGT SNOW. THE TWR CTLR SAW THE ACFT LIFT-OFF AT THE RWY'S END, THEN LOST SIGHT OF IT. SOON THEREAFTER, THE PLT SAID HE WAS UNABLE TO GAIN ALT & WAS RTRNG TO THE ARPT. HE WAS CLRD TO LND ON ANY RWY. DUE TO WX, TWR PSNL DIDN'T SEE THE ACFT UNTIL IT WAS ESE OF THE ARPT IN A RGT PATTERN, IT THEN DISAPPEARED FM THEIR VIEW AGAIN (IN WX) BFR CRASHING. THE PLT STATED THAT DRG TKOF, THE ENG BGN RUNNING ROUGH AT ABT 200' AGL & LOST PARTIAL PWR. HE SAID HECIRCLED BACK TO THE ARPT AT MIN SPEED, LOSING ABT 50' PER MIN, DODGING BLDGS & TREES. HE ATMTD TO LND ON RWY 34, BUT THEACFT NRLY STALLED. HE THEN ATMTD TO LND ON RWY 3, BUT THE ACFT HIT THE PERIMETER FENCE & SLID TO A STOP. NO PREIMPACT MECH PRBLM WAS FND. THE 1525 MST WX AT OGDEN WAS, IN PART: 700' OBSCURED, VIS 3/4 MI WITH FOG & LIGHT SNOW, TEMP 30, DEWPOINT 27. ACCORDING TO ICING PROBABILITY CHARTS, CARB ICING CONDS PREVAILED. ARPT ELEV WAS 4470'

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

POWERPLANT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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