NTSB Identification: DEN85FA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27434.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 08, 1984 in MEEKER, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA T-210G, registration: N6805R
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 DEPT LARAMI, WY ON AN IFR FLT TO GRAND JUNCTION, CO.IN THE VICINITY OF MEEKER, CO, THE PLT EXPERIENCED AN APPARENT INSTRUMENT GYRO PROBLEM. HE FLEW OFF COURSE ONCE BUT WITH THE HELP OF ARTCC HE WAS VECTORED BACK ON COURSE, ONLY TO AGAIN GO OFF CRSE, LOSE CONTROL OF THE A/C. THE A/C DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR AND IMPACTED THE SIDE OF A HIGH RIDGE. THE A/C WAS DESTROYED AND THE PLT RECEIVED FATAL INJURIES.

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

VACUUM SYSTEM..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

AIRSPEED..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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