NTSB Identification: DEN77FA058
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of SALIDA FLYING
Aircraft: CESSNA U206, registration: N1452M

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3669  77/9/23  NR.SALIDA,CO          CESSNA U206         CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 53, 957
        TIME - 0725                    N1452M              PX-  5  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 310 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - HARRIET ALEXANDER
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         SALIDA,CO                    CORTEZ,CO
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           STALL                                                    IN FLIGHT: CLIMB TO CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE,SPEED,AND ALTITUDE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN FORECAST
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      53
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          260                                                       45
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      VFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- UN CLEAR MTN RIDGE.WX BRFG INCLUDED FCST OF 45K WINDS ALOFT AT MTN TOP LEVEL.

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