NTSB Identification: DEN83FA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22514.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 27, 1983 in MINERSVILLE, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA T210N, registration: CGRFV
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.

THE ACFT IMPACTED IN A NEAR VERTICAL ATTITUDE NEAR THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN & ADJACENT TO A HIGHWAY WHERE WITNESSES HAD OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING AT VERY LOW ALTITUES UNDER A LOW CEILING. THERE WAS NO RECORD OF A PREFLIGHT WX BRIEFING OR INFLIGHT ADVISORIES. NO MECHANICAL DEFECTS WERE FOUND. THE PILOT FAILED TO HOLD AN INSTRUMENT RATING. ADDITIONALLY THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED ON A DARK NIGHT.

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

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

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,100-HOUR INSPECTION..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT WEATHER ADVISORIES..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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