NTSB Identification: DEN86FA254.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32536.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 18, 1986 in OVID, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N735GN
Injuries: 2 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 AND HIS PAX HAD FLOWN TO OGALLALA, NE, FOR BOATING AND WATER SKIING. THE NEXT DAY THE PLT CALLED HIS WIFE WHO REMINDED HIM OF AN ENGAGEMENT THAT EVENING. THE PLT CALLED THE FSS 5 DIFFERENT TIMES AND EACH TIME WAS TOLD VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. HE TOLD A FRIEND THAT HE WOULD FOLLOW THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY BACK TO BOULDER, CO. IF HE COULDN'T MAKE IT, HE WOULD TURN AROUND AND COME BACK. HE SAID HE COULD ALWAYS LAND ON THE HIGHWAY IN AN EMERGENCY. THE PLT AND HIS PAX DEPARTED AT 1500 HRS. A WITNESS DESCRIBED THE WX AS LOW CEILING, REDUCED VISIBILITY, AND LIGHT DRIZZLE. THE WRECKAGE WAS DISCOVERED THE FOLLOWING MORNING 0.5 MI SOUTH OF INTERSTATE HIGHWAY AND 33 MI WEST OF OGALLALA. THE ACFT CRASHED ON A HEADING BACK TO OGALLALA. THE ACFT CLOCK HAD STOPPED AT 3:18 HRS.

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRESSURE INDUCED BY OTHERS..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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