NTSB Identification: DEN86FA249.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32746.
Accident occurred Monday, September 15, 1986 in BRIGHTON, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182G, registration: N2030R
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.

AT APPROXIMATELY 0415 HOURS WHEN IT WAS STILL NIGHT TIME, THE NON INSTRUMENT RATED PRIVATE PLT TOOK OFF ON AN EXTENDED CROSS COUNTRY FLT TO KENTUCKY. ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER HE WAS OBSERVED FLYING IN A LEFT TURN, AT AN ATTITUDE OF 50 TO 75 FEET IN HEAVY FOG WHEN THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED AND THE PLT. RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES. THE PLTS FLT TIME WAS NOT REPORTED OR AVAILABLE.

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:

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

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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