NTSB Identification: DEN67D0222
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of WESTERN AVIATI
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N3603L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0545  67/2/21    DENVER,COLO         CESSNA 172          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1630                    N3603L              PX-  0  0  1  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 41, 3500 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            1000 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - STAPLETON
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           NOSE OVER/DOWN                                           TAXI: TO TAKEOFF
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY WEATHER BUREAU PERSONEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                     UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          BLOWING DUST                                             LEFT QUARTERING TAIL WIND 203-247 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           20                                                      300
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           35                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- LEFT QUARTERING TAIL WIND 30 DEGREES 45 KNOTS GUSTING TO 52 KNOTS.

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