NTSB Identification: DEN76FQA23
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2420C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3216   75/11/7 NR.ZUNI,NM            CESSNA 180          CR-  0  1  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0950                    N2420C              PX-  0  0  3  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 41, 4085 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            1005 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         ZUNI,NM                      LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           WEATHER - TURBULENCE IN FLIGHT,CLEAR AIR
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          NONE                                                     VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- PLT UNABLE TO STOP ACFT DESCENT WITH FULL POWER.ACFT LOST 600-800FT PRIOR TO COLLISION WITH TREE.

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