NTSB Identification: DEN84FA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23322.
Accident occurred Monday, November 28, 1983 in MOOSE, WY
Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-31ATC, registration: N107CB
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.

THE ACFT CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF IN IFR WEATHER. THE PLT FAILED TO FOLLOW ESTABLISHED DEPARTURE PROCEDURES AND IN FACT HE DID NOT EVEN CALL IN THE FACT THAT HE HAD DEPARTED OR HIS DEPARTURE TIME AS INSTRUCTED BY SALT LAKE CENTER. ATTEMPTS BY SALT LAKE CENTER AND IDA FSS TO CONTACT THE ACFT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. FROM TIME OF TAKEOFF UNTIL THE CRASH THERE WAS NO COMMUNICATION FROM THE ACFT. THE ACFT DEPARTED ABOUT 0840 MST AND CRASHED ABOUT 05-15 MINUTES LATER. THE ACFT WAS FOUND 3 MILES NORTH AND 1 MILE WEST OF THE DEPARTURE ARPT ABOUT 5 DAYS AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THE MINIMUM SAFE ALTITUDE FOR TERRAIN CLEARANCE IN THE AREA OF THE ACCIDENT ON THE ACFT HEADING OF 260 DEGREES IS ABOUT 12000 FT MSL. THEACCIDENT SITE ELEVATION WAS 7740 FT. THE WEATHER WAS CEILING 1000 FT SKY OBSCURED VISIBILITY 2 MILES LIGHT SNOW WIND CALM. THE ACFT IMPACTED IN A LEFT WING LOW NOSE LOW ATTITUDE INTO TALL PINE TREES AND SNOW COVERED GROUND.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IFR PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION

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