NTSB Identification: DEN84LA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23323.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 31, 1983 in BROOMFIELD, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N65680
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND AFTER THE PILOT FLEW INTO A FOG BANK ON FINAL FOR RUNWAY 29R. THE PILOT WAS NON-INSTRUMENT RATED AND HAD NOT RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING OR FILED A FLT PLAN. THE ACFT WAS ONLY AIRBORNE FOR A ABOUTAN HOUR. THE WEATHER WAS 200 FT OVERCAST VISIBILITY 3/4 MILE LIGHT SNOW, FOG AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO DO TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS AT AN NEARBY ARPT.

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:

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..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

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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