NTSB Identification: DEN74FTE32
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 172D, registration: N2324U

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3808  73/12/24 NR.WALSENBURG,COLO    CESSNA 172D         CR-  0  1  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 53, 2400
        TIME - 1330                    N2324U              PX-  0  4  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 1200 IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          BROOMFIELD,COLO             FARMINGTON,N MEX             ALAMOSA,COLO
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DISREGARD OF GOOD OPERATING PRACTICE
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - SNOW
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - WHITEOUT
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  1000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/4 MILE OR LESS                                         SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          BLOWING SNOW                                             270
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           50                                                      IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR
        REMARKS- PLT ADV AGAINST VFR BY FSS.ACFT CRASHED IN 5FT OF SNOW IN BLIZZARD.WIND EST AT 50-60MPH BY SHERIFF

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