NTSB Identification: DEN82FTE20
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 23, 1982 in GLENWOOD SPRING, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/23/1983
Aircraft: STEEN SKYBOLT, registration: N58D
Injuries: 2 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.

THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO TREES IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN ABOUT 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE GLENWOOD SPRINGS COUNTY AIRPORT. THIS OCCURRED WHILE THE PILOT WAS FLYING LOW OVER THE MOUNTAINOUS AREA AND WAS UNABLE TO OUTCLIMB THE RISING TERRAIN. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS ABOUT 11300 FT.

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:

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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