NTSB Identification: DEN85LTE03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27741.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 12, 1984 in ANTONIO, CO
Aircraft: KENNETH ROEBUCK VARIEZE, registration: N572KE
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT HAD FILED A VFR FLT PLAN FROM ESPANOLA, NM, TO DURANGO, CO, WITH A PROPOSED DEPARTURE TIME OF 1500 MST AND AS EN ROUTE FLT TIME OF 1 HR 10 MINS. THE FLT PLAN WAS NOT ACTIVATED. A SEARCH FOR THE ACFT BEGAN ON 12/13/84 AND ENDED ON 12/24/84. ON 6/10/85 THE ACFT WRECKAGE WAS FOUND 1/4 MILE WEST OF LOS PINOS, CO, AT THE 10,400 FT LEVEL OF A MOUNTAIN. WX OBSERVATIONS FOR 12/12/84 BETWEEN 1250 MST AND 1650 MST INDICATED CLOUDS AND SNOW SHOWERS OF AN UNKNOWN INTENSITY OBSCURED MOUNTAIN TOPS IN THE AREA OF THE ACCIDENT SITE.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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