NTSB Identification: DEN85FA141.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30433.
Accident occurred Friday, May 24, 1985 in BILLINGS, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA 414, registration: N333AA
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.
THE PLT WAS MAKING A SHORT (35 MINUTES) LOCAL FLT TO 'CHECK N333AA OVER' BEFORE TURNING IT OVER TO ITS NEW OWNER. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN A STEEP DESCENT, WINGS LEVEL, ATTITUDE DURING AN ENTRY INTO THE TRAFFIC PATTERN AT BILLINGS, MONTANA. VMC PREVAILED AT THE TIME. WITNESSES SAID THE ENGINES WERE OPERATING AND THERE WAS NO APPARENT ATTEMPT BY THE PLT TO AVOID THE CRASH.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:INCAPACITATION..PILOT IN COMMAND
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