NTSB Identification: DEN83FA087.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22268.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 26, 1983 in SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA T210M, registration: N6140B
Injuries: 3 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.

BEFORE DEPARTING PHOENIX, AZ, THE PLT OBTAINED A WX BRIEFING, WAS ADVISED OF FORCASTED ICING CONDITIONS & WAS INFORMED THAT THE SALT LAKE CITY (SLC) VORTAC WAS OUT OF SERVICE. WHILE EN ROUTE, AT 0931, HE RECEIVED A WX UPDATE. THE SLC WX AT THAT TIME WAS, IN PART: 2200 BROKEN, 5000 OVERCAST, VISIBILITY 20, LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS WITH PRECIP HEAVIER SE THRU SW,TOWERING CUMULUS SW THRU W. THE FORCAST WAS FOR 1000 FT CEILING, SKY OBCURED, VISIBILITY 1 MI WITH SNOW SHOWERS. HE WAS ADVISED THAT ELY, NV WAS CLEAR & COULD CONSIDER DEVIATING TO THE WEST, IF NECESSARY. AT 1036, THE PLT CALLED SLC TOWER. HIS TRANSMISSIONS WERE BROKEN, BUT ANOTER PLT RELAYED THAT HE WAS NEAR TOOELE, UT, BETWEEN LAYERS, VFR & WANT DISTANCE INFO. SHORTLY AFTER THAT RADIO CONTACT WAS LOST. WHEN THE ACFT DID NOT ARRIVE, A SEARCH WAS INITIATED. ON 3/29/83, IT WAS FOUND WHERE IT HAD IMPACTED THE SIDE OF FARNSWORTH PEAK BETWEEN TOOELE & SLC. ITAP INFO SHOWED THAT THE ACFT HAD TRACKED NORTHBOUND BEYOUND TOOELE TO THE GREAT SALT LAKE, THEN EAST TOWARD SLC. TOOELE WX: IMC, LOW CIG, SNO, MTN OBSCD.

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

AIR NAVIGATION AIDS,VOR..NOT OPERATING


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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