NTSB Identification: DEN85FA034.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26978.
Accident occurred Monday, November 26, 1984 in WAGON MOUND, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA P206, registration: N2797Y
Injuries: 4 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.

PLT RECEIVED 3 WX BRIEFINGS BEFORE FLT AND INFORMED OF POSSIBILITY OF DIMINISHING CONDITIONS. ACFT COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN 1 1/2 MI FROM I-25 THAT GOES FROM RATON TO ALBUQUERQE. LOCAL RESIDENTS DESCRIBED WX AT APRX TIME OF ACCIDENT AS HEAVY SNOW, HIGH WINDS, AND LOW VISIBILITIES.

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:

ALTITUDE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND

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