NTSB Identification: DEN74FTE34
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 421B, registration: N421AT

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3679  73/12/29   ASPEN,COLO          CESSNA 421B         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 40, 1233
        TIME - 1430                    N421AT              PX-  0  0  5  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 49 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - PITKIN COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ASPEN,COLO                  GRAND ISLAND,NEBR
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: SNOWBANK                                  TAKEOFF: ABORTED
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DELAYED ACTION IN ABORTING TAKEOFF
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INITIATED FLIGHT IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SNOW ON RUNWAY
           WEATHER - OTHER
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFING RECEIVED-METHOD UNKNOWN
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  2000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     SNOW
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     HEAD WIND 338-022 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           28                                                      310
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           8                                                       VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- ELT OFF.RWY DOWNSLOPE WITH 3INCH SNOW DEPTH.NO IFR OPS AT ARPT.PLT ADV BY TWR VIS DECR DIR OF FLT.

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