NTSB Identification: DEN82FTM16
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 28, 1982 in MILCREEK CANYON, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/28/1983
Aircraft: VARIEZE, registration: N104P
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 A CANYON AT AN ELEVATION OF 9300 MSL. THE WEATHER WAS REPORTED AS MARGINAL VFR. NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. VFR FLIGHT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. A TOXICOLOGICAL CHECK OF THE PILOT'S BLOOD SHOWED AN ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 91 MG%; HOWEVER, THE MEDICAL EXAMINER FOUND EVIDENCE THAT THE ALCOHOL WAS PRODUCED BY POST-MORTEM, TISSUE PUTREFACTION.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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