NTSB Identification: FTW82FQA27
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 30, 1982 in GUADALUPITA, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 177B, registration: N1477C
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.

PILOT ON CROSS-COUNTRY IMPACTED THE SIDE OF A 11,055 FOOT MOUNTAIN AT THE 10,800 FOOT LEVEL. THE MOUNTAINS WERE OBSCURED AT THE TIME.

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..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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