NTSB Identification: DEN84FA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23675.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 22, 1983 in AURORA, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 414, registration: N7724N
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING WX BRIEFINGS THE PLT WAS ADVISED OF ICING CONDITIONS IN THE DENVER AREA. WHILE APPROACHING THE DENVER AREA THE PLT RADIOED 'CAN YOU GET ME DOWN, IT'S A LITTLE BIT ICY UP HERE.' THE PLT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY ASKED & WAS GIVEN A CLOSE TURN ONTO THE OUTER MARKER. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO OVERFLY THE ARPT AT ABOUT 500 FT AGL. THE PLT THEN ACKNOWLEDGE THE MISSED APPROACH INSTRUCTIONS, & 1 MIN LATER REPORTED ...'LOTS OF ICE...' & '...I'M STALLING OUT...' THE PLT REPORTLY DIDNOT LIKE TO FLY APPROACHES TO MINIMUMS & SET THE ALTITUDE ALERTER TO AN ALTITUDE ABOVE MINIMUMS AS A SAFETY MARGIN. THE PLT HAD LOGGED 3.5 HRS ACTUAL & 4.1 HRS SIMULATED INSTRUMENT TIME, & 3 INSTRUMENT APPROACHES IN THE LAST 6 MOS. THE ACFT'S CG WAS 6 INCHES AFT OF THE AFT CG LIMIT.

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DECISION HEIGHT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WING..ICE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

UNDERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MISSED APPROACH..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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