NTSB Identification: DEN85FA167.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29420.
Accident occurred Monday, June 17, 1985 in BAILEY, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 402B, registration: N100HK
Injuries: 8 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.

GROUND WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT ENTER LOW CLOUDS GOING SOUTH, THEN EMERGE FROM CLOUDS GOING WENT. ACFT COLLIDED WITH MOUNTAIN IN WINGS-LEVEL AND POWERED ATTITUDE. MOUNTAINS WERE REPORTED TO BE OBSCURED BY CLOUDS AND FOG.

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..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:

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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