NTSB Identification: DEN85FA200.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30391.
Accident occurred Friday, July 26, 1985 in SANTA ROSA, NM
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N130T
Injuries: 2 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 DEPARTED DALHART, TX ON A NIGHT X-COUNTRY TO QUEMEDO, NM. EN ROUTE HE STOPPED AND PICKED UP A FRIEND AT HEREFORD, TX. HE DID NOT FILE A FLT PLAN. HE WAS LOST OFF OF RADAR JUST WEST OF SANTA ROSA, NM, WHERE THE WRECKAGE WAS LATER FOUND. THE ACFT WAS DESTROYED AND THE PLT WITH HIS PAX FRIEND RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE(THUNDERSTORMS)

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:

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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