NTSB Identification: DEN85LA122.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27582.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 21, 1985 in SILVER CITY, NM
Aircraft: BEECH BE36 TC, registration: N6727V
Injuries: 1 Minor,5 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 WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED DURING A WX ENCOUNTER NEAR SILVER CITY, NM. ICING AND TURBULENCE IN IFR CONDITIONS PREVAILED AT THE TIME. THE PLT INITIATED A CLIMB FROM 15,000 FT TO 17,000 FT BECAUSE OF RIME ICE CONDITIONS. THE AUTOPILOT WAS USED DURING THE CLIMB. THE PLT LOOKED AT A CHART AND THE RADIO FREQUENCY. HE SAID THAT THE ACFT HIT SEVERE TURBULENCE AND BANKED OVER 80 DEGREES. IT IS BELIEVED THE ACFT ENTERED A SPLIT S MANEUVER. THE ACFT WAS RECOVERED AT 10,000 FT. NUMEROUS POSITIVE G'S WERE PULLED DURING THE RECOVERY. A PASSENGER SUSTAINED SERIOUS BACK INJURIES.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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