NTSB Identification: DEN85FA225.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30383.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 18, 1985 in TORRINGTON, WY
Aircraft: CESSNA 182J, registration: N3336F
Injuries: 1 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 PLT HAD A LIMITATION ON HER CERTIFICATE THAT PROHIBITED FLIGHT AT NIGHT. THE FLT WAS CONDUCTED AT NIGHT AND WHILE ENROUTE THE PLT DIVERTED TO THE TORRINGTON ARPT. THE RWY IS EQUIPPED WITH PLT ACTIVATED LGTS. A WITNESS STATED THAT THE ACFT CIRCLED SEVERAL TIMES WITH THE LND LGT ON AS IF TO LAND. THE ACFT CRASHED SHORT OF RWY 28. THE TERRAIN EAST OF THE RWY IS SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER. THE RWY LIGHTS HAD NOT BEEN OPERATED.

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..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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