NTSB Identification: DEN86FA028.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30537.
Accident occurred Friday, November 22, 1985 in CHEYENNE WELLS, CO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201T, registration: N2925U
Injuries: 1 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 OBTAINED A WX BRIEFING PRIOR TO DEPARTING APA. THERE WAS A COLD FRONTAL SYSTEM MOVING DOWN FROM THE NORTH BUT WX WAS FORECAST TO BE VFR FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. THE PLT AND A PLT-PAX FLEW TO JLN WHERE THE PLT-PAX DISEMBARKED. THE PLT DID NOT OBTAINED AN UPDATED WX BRIEFING. ACFT WAS OBSERVED BY LOCAL SHERIFF TO COLLIDE WITH POWER LINES AND CONTINUE FLYING FOR 4.5 MI BEFORE CRASHING AND BURNING. SHERIFF DESCRIBED WX AS FREEZING DRIZZLE AND 100 YARDS VISIBILITY WITH THE ROADS GETTING SLICK.

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

WEATHER FORECAST..INACCURATE..ATC PERSONNEL(FSS)

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

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER FORECAST..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..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:

IN-FLIGHT WEATHER ADVISORIES..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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









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