NTSB Identification: DEN86FA252.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32534.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 16, 1986 in BENNETT, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N1691V
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, A BAIL BONDSMAN, FLEW TO GOODLAND, KS, REPORTEDLY IN SEARCH OF AN ACCUSED FELON. ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE ACCIDENT, THE PLT OBTAINED A WX BRIEFING FROM THE FSS AND FILED A VFR FLT PLAN BACK TO THE BRIGHTON-VAN AIRE AIRPORT IN COLORADO. WX WAS CAVU. THE PLT WAS SEEN TO DEPART ALONE FROM GOODLAND AT 1509 CDT. THE PLT CONTACTED DENVER A/C, WAS IDENTIFIED ON RADAR, TOLD TO TURN TO A HEADING OF 320 DEG, TOLD TO PROCEED DIRECT TO VAN AIRE AND REMAIN IN VFR CONDITIONS BELOW THE FLOOR OF THE TCA. THE PLT REPORTED LEVEL AT 7000 FT MSL. RADIO/RADAR CONTACT WAS LOST SHORTLY THEREAFTER AT 1633:33 MDT. EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE DISCLOSED NO EVIDENCE OF AIRFRAME, ENG, PROP, FLT CONTROL, OR SYSTEMS FAILURE/MALFUNCTION PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


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