NTSB Identification: DEN86FA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32718.
Accident occurred Monday, August 04, 1986 in LANDER, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260, registration: N3621W
Injuries: 2 Fatal,4 Serious.

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 FLT DEPARTED LANDER, WYOMING, ARPT IN HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE CONDITIONS AND IN AN OVER GROSS WEIGHT CONDITION. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED FLYING LOW OVER RISING TERRAIN UNTIL IT IMPACTED THE GROUND. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED IN A POST ACCIDENT FIRE AND TWO PAX WAS FATALLY INJURED.

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

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

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 WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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