NTSB Identification: DEN84FA172.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26346.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 09, 1984 in CASCADE, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 182K, registration: N2676Q
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 PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO QUALIFY ONE OF THE PLTS TO FLY SEARCH MISSIONS OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. SUCH FLTS INCLUDED MANEUVERING AT LOW ALT, BUT NOT BELOW 500 FT AGL. DURING THE FLT, THE ACFT CRASHED ON THE NORTWEST SIDE OF PIKES PEAK AT AN ELEVATION OF ABOUT 10,300 FT. INITIAL IMPACT WAS WITH 75 FT TALL TREES ON A MAGNETIC HEADING OF080 DEG. NO PREIMPACT FAILURE/MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND. A PLT IN THE VICINITY OF THE ACCIDENT SITE NOTED MODERATE TURBULENCE & UP/DOWNDRAFTS OF 2,000 FT/MIN. THE PLT BEING QUALIFIED HAD ONLY ONE PREVIOUS FLT IN THE CESSNA 182 (2.4 HRSON 1/22/84) & HAD LOGGED NO FLT TIME SINCE THAT DATE.

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

SUPERVISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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