NTSB Identification: DEN85LA182.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28726.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 06, 1985 in TELLURIDE, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 182-R, registration: N9837H
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT SAID THAT HE MANEUVERED THE NEAR MAX GWT ACFT IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO A SKI SLOPE AND 'I DIDN'T LEAVE MYSELF AN EXIT.' THE PLT THEN APPLIED FULL POWER IN AN ATTEMPT TO OUTCLIMB THE RISING TERRAIN BUT IMPACTED A KNOLL. DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS COMPUTED TO BE 12,120 FT MSL. THE PERFORMANCE CHARTS INDICATE THAT THE ACFT WILL CLIMB AT ABOUT 265 FPM AND THE ENGINE WILL DEVELOP NO MORE THAN 69% OF ITS RATED (230 BHP) POWER.

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

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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