NTSB Identification: DEN08LA145
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 31, 2008 in Angle Fire, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/29/2009
Aircraft: CESSNA 340A, registration: N397RA
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he was cleared for a GPS approach and broke out of the clouds at 1,800 feet. He entered a left hand traffic pattern and his last recollection was turning base. He woke up in the crashed airplane which was on fire. The airplane was destroyed. An examination of airplane systems revealed no anomalies.

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

Controlled flight into terrain for unknown reasons.

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