NTSB Identification: DEN85FA014.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27285.
Accident occurred Friday, October 19, 1984 in CHEYENNE, WY
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N558BQ
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 A/C WITH A NON-INSTRUMENT RATED PILOT AT THE CONTROLS, DEPARTED THE CHEYENNE, WY AIRPORT AT NIGHT IN LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. SEVERAL MINUTES LATER HE CRASHED IN AN OPEN FIELD NORTH OF CHEYENE IMPACT FORCES AND A POST ACC FIRE DEST THE A/C. EVIDENCE INDICATED MINUTES THE A/C WAS FUNCTIONING NORMALLY UNTIL GRD IMPACT.

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

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






Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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