NTSB Identification: DEN85FA103.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29833.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 28, 1985 in CALHAN, CO
Aircraft: Gulfstream 681, registration: N772CB
Injuries: 1 Fatal,2 Minor,1 Uninjured.

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.

DURING A XCOUNTRY FLT FROM WI TO CA AND RETURN, THE NONINST, LOW EXPERIENCED PVT PLT, FLEW INTO IMC CONDITIONS. THE ACFT IMPACTED FLAT SNOW-COVERED GRD, DESTROYING THE ACFT AND FATALLY INJURING HIS PAX. EXAM OF WRECKAGE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-ACC MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT OR ITS PWR PLANTS.

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

AIRSPEED..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INADEQUATE TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..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:

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..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

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

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


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..NIGHT

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