NTSB Identification: DEN79FA036
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of SW AIR RANGERS
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32, registration: N6309C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2197  79/4/12  NR.CARRIZOZO,NM       PIPER PA-32         CR-  2  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0945                    N6309C              PX-  1  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 33, 1923 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            UNK/NR IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         CARRIZOZO,NM                 ALBUQUERQUE,NM.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - SNOW
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  9000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                      SNOW, SNOW SHOWERS
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          BLOWING SNOW                                             270
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           35                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          OTHER
        REMARKS- HIT MOUNTAIN.IFR FLT PLAN NOT ACTIVATED.RECOVERY DATE 4/13/79.MTNS OBS BY CLOUDS & BLOWING SNOW.

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