NTSB Identification: DEN84FA196.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26667.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 26, 1984 in RED FEATHER LAK, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N5096R
Injuries: 3 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.

ACFT DEPARTED DOWNWIND INTO RISING TERRAIN WITH DENSITY ALTITUDE CALCULATED TO BE 10,935 FT. ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO MUSH INTO RISING TERRAIN 300 FT HIGHER THAN AND 3 MI WEST OF THE RWY.

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

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

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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