NTSB Identification: DEN82DA076
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 30, 1982 in LARAMIE, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/30/1983
Aircraft: Funk Aircraft Co. B75L, registration: N24166
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, WHEN THE AIRCRAFT WAS IN A MOUNTAIN PASS ABOUT 10 MI FROM THE DEPARTURE POINT, IT WAS CAUGHT BY A DOWNDRAFT. REPORTEDLY, HE WAS FORCED TO LAND ON A DIRT TRAIL. DURING THE LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED.

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

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

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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