NTSB Identification: DEN85FA028.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27661.
Accident occurred Monday, November 12, 1984 in SEVIER, UT
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7ECA, registration: N5109T
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 WAS EN ROUTE FROM ANCHORAGE, ALASKA TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA TO BE WITH HIS DYING MOTHER. WEATHER WAS DESCRIBED AS WINDY, LOW CEILINGS, AND APPROACHING DUSK WHEN THE A/C DEPARTED RICHFIELD, UTAH. A/C WAS LOADED WITH 284 LBS OF CARGO. A/C CRASHED ON HEADING OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL. UNRESTRAINED CARGO WAS FOUND JAMMED AGAINST BACKSEAT CONTROLS.

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

PULL-UP..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM..JAMMED

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

TIE DOWN..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

DISTANCE..INITIATED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT


Contributing Factors

FATIGUE(FLIGHT SCHEDULE)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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