NTSB Identification: DEN83FTC01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 08, 1982 in ALBIN, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/08/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AA-5B, registration: N81262
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 PILOT WAS ON PERSONAL CROSS-COUNTRY. THERE WAS NO RECORD OF A PRE-FLIGHT OR IN-FLIGHT WEATHER BRIEFING. THE WEATHER AT THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITION. THE AIRCRAFT WAS HEARD CIRCLING, BUT IT WAS NOT SEEN DUE TO SNOW. THE WINDS APPROACHED 50 TO 75 KTS. THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED GROUND LEFT WING FIRST IN A SLIGHT BANK AND IN A SHALLOW DESCENT. IT IMPACTED IN AN OPEN FIELD AND DEMOLISHED.

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:

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW

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