NTSB Identification: DEN82FTE16
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, January 11, 1982 in SAQUACHE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2332C
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 A ROUND-ROBIN VFR FLIGHT THE PILOT LANDED AT COCHETOPA STRIP AND SHUT DOWN FOR 1 HOUR. THE PILOT STATED THAT AT THE TIME OF TAKEOFF THE WIND VELOCITY HAD INCREASED TO 20-25 KNOTS WITH ALMOST A DIRECT CROSSWIND. DURING TAKEOFF THE AIRCRAFT DRIFTED LEFT INTO A SNOWBANK, CARTWHEELED AND CAME TO REST INVERTED.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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