NTSB Identification: DEN85FA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29682.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 06, 1985 in EUREKA, UT
Aircraft: BEECH BE-23-24, registration: N5781V
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.

ON FEB 6, 1985,A BEECH BE-23-24 MUSKETEER,OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE PLT CRASHED INTO THE SIDE OF A 7000 FT MTN AT THE 6700 FT LEVEL. THE AC WAS DEMOLISHED AND THE PLT RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES. THE WX CONDITIONS WERE REPORTED AS VMC BY PROVO, UTAH AND BY A LOCAL PLT IN THE AREA AT THE TIME. BOTH INDICATED THAT THE MTN TOPS WERE OBSCURED BY CLOUDS. THE INVESTIGATION FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF AN AC MALFUNCTION OR PLT IN-CAPACITATION.

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

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

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS

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