NTSB Identification: DEN85FA203.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29421.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 30, 1985 in LA SALLE, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA C-182, registration: N5642B
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 AND HIS GIRLFRIEND T/O FROM A PVT AIRFIELD NORTH OF DENVER CO IN A C182 IN HEAVY FOG CONDITIONS. THE PILOT WAS NOT INST RATED. SHORTLY AFTER T/O THE AIRCRAFT HIT THE GROUND AND WAS DESTROYED. BOTH OCCUPANTS REC'D FATAL INJURIES.

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:

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

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

PRESSURE INDUCED BY OTHERS..ATC PERSONNEL(FSS)

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