NTSB Identification: DEN85FA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27882.
Accident occurred Monday, October 15, 1984 in ENGLEWOOD, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA T210-H, registration: N6917R
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 PLT RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FROM SCOTTSDALE. HE ENCOUNTERED IMC SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE FLT PROGRESSED UNEVENTFULLY UNTIL IN THE VICINITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS WHEN THE PLT RPTED A PROBLEM WITH HIS DIRECTIONAL GYRO. THE PLT DESCENDED FROM 19000 TO 8000 FT IN CLOUDS, ICING CONDITIONS AND SNOW. TWENTY FIVE MINUTES AFTER THE PLT BEGAN THE DESCENT HE RADIOED THAT HE HAD AN ENGINE PROBLEM AND WAS 'GETTING ALOT OF SURGING.' TWO MINUTES LATER ALL RADIO AND RADAR CONTACT WAS LOST WITH N6917R. EXAM OF THE ACFT ENG AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR MECHANICAL FAILURE THAT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED NORMAL ENG OPERATION. DUR TO DAMAGE SUSTAINED IN THE IMPACT, THE POSITION OF THE ALTERNATE AIR DOOR COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GND IN A RIGHT WING LOW, NOSE LOW ATTITUDE AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. THE FLT WAS DESTUNED FOR BROOMFIELD (JEFFCO ARPT) CO. BUT DIVERTED TO ARAPAHOE ARPT WHEN THE ENG PROBLEM OCCURRED.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..ICE

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

PANIC..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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