NTSB Identification: DEN82FTE24
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 27, 1982 in MONARCH PASS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/27/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N3LT
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN AT APPROXIMATELY 10,950 FT MSL 22 MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF. THE TEMPERATURE AT THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS ABOUT 50 DEG F. RATE OF CLIMB AT 10,000 FT MSL & 50 DEG F IS ABOUT 251 FPM AT 76 MPH.

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:

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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