NTSB Identification: DEN87FA213.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34686.
Accident occurred Friday, August 07, 1987 in LAST CHANCE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-140, registration: N5994U
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.

WHILE ON A CROSS COUNTRY FLT THE PLT ENCOUNTERED IFR CONDITIONS AND WAS NEITHER TRAINED NOR QUALIFIED TO FLY IFR. ATTEMPTS BY ATC TO ASSIST THE PLT AND ROUTE THE FLT TO AN ARPT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. THE PLT LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT AND CRASHED IN A FIELD, THE PLT WAS FATALLY INJURED AND THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED.

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM,LEVEL II


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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