NTSB Identification: DEN87FA046.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32717.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 29, 1986 in LEYBA, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N8323P
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 DEPARTED ALBUQUERQUE ON OCTOBER 29, 1986, IN HIS ACFT FOR AN UNKNOWN DESTINATION. WHEN HE FAILED TO RETURN TO HIS HOME, RELATIVES NOTIFIED LOCAL AUTHORITIES. A SEARCH WAS BEGUN AND ON JANUARY 23, 1987, THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND. THE PILOT WAS DECEASED AND 250 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA WAS FOUND IN AND AROUND THE ACFT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION
FLT WITH INADQT EN ROUTE/DESTN FACILITIES..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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