NTSB Identification: DEN85LA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28866.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 19, 1985 in CANON CITY, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4925M
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT CONTACTED TREES ON MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN AFTER ENCOUNTERING IFR WX EN ROUTE. THE PLT REPORTED THAT UPON ARRIVING IN THE COLORADO SPRINGS AREA AN UNDERCAST PREVAILED. HE CONTACTED PUEBLO APCH AND DENVER CENTER AND WAS ADVISED THAT ALAMOSA, CO, WAS REPORTING VFR CONDITIONS. THE PLT THEN ELECTED TO FLY TO SALIDA, CO, DUE TO A LOW FUEL STATE. EN ROUTE THE PLT SPOTTED AN APRX 5 MILE AREA WHICH WAS CLEAR AND AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO DESCEND INTO THE CLEAR AREA, HOWEVER, CLOUDS WERE ENCOUNTERED. THE PLT THEN APPLIED PWR IN AN ATTEMPT TO CLIMB BUT THE ACFT CONTACTED TREES ON THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN.

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

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

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IFR PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


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