NTSB Identification: DEN83FTA01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 17, 1982 in RED LODGE, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/17/1983
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 100, registration: N5539M
Injuries: 3 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.

AFTER TAKEOFF, THE AIRCRAFT LOST AIRSPEED AND STARTED AN UNINITIATED DESCENT. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO POWER OUT OF IT AND THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED TWO BUILDINGS AND A FENCE BEFORE STOPPING IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE WINDS WERE FROM 200 DEGREES AT 30 KTS, GUSTING TO 50 KTS. THE AIRPORT ELEVATION WAS 5762 FT.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER CONDITION..MOUNTAIN WAVE

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

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RESIDENCE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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