NTSB Identification: DEN85LA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27192.
Accident occurred Monday, February 25, 1985 in FORT BRIDGER, WY
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N9795X
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 ENCOUNTERED MODERATE TURBULENCE AND IFR CONDITIONS WHILE EN ROUTE OVER FORT BRIDGER, WY. THE PLT STATED HE ATTEMPTED TO CLIMB ON TOP BUT THE ACFT HAD ACCUMULATED ICE AND THE ALTIMETER AND VSI INDICATED A RAPID DESCENT. A FORCED LANDING WAS THEN ATTEMPTED ON A ROAD DURING WHICH, THE PLT STATED, THE WIND 'LITERALLY PICKED THE AIRCRAFT UP AND PUSHED IT SIDEWAYS INTO A DITCH.'

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE..DETERIORATED

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

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

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE

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