NTSB Identification: DEN85FTE02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28555.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 04, 1985 in ATLANTIC CITY, WY
Aircraft: CESSNA 180K, registration: N66771
Injuries: 3 Serious.

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 ACFT NOSED OVER DURING AN ATTEMPTED LANDING ON A NARROW CURVED ROADWAY IN A MINING PIT. WITNESSES REPORTED THE ACFT MADE A STEEP DESCENT, TOUCHED DOWN ON THE ROAD AND ALMOST IMMEDIATELY DEPARTED THE ROAD. THE ACFT ENTERED AN AREA OF LARGE BOULDERS, NOSED OVER AND TRAVELED 76 FT UPSIDE DOWN AND BACKWARDS THROUGH THE ROCKS.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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