July 23, 1991

NTSB Identification: DEN91FA113 For details, refer to NTSB microfiche number 43936A

Accident occurred JUL-23-91 at REDSTONE, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N20887
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

WHILE CONDUCTING A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT TO PICK UP A STUDENT. THE COMMERCIAL PILOT/FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR ENTERED IMC CONDITIONS IN MOUNTAINOUSE TERRAIN WITH INADEQUATE ALTITUDE TO CLEAR THE TERRAIN. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A 12,000 FOOT MOUNTAIN AT 10,400 FEET.
Probable Cause
AN INFLIGHT COLLISION WITH TERRAIN AFTER THE PILOT CONTINUED THE FLIGHT INTO AN AREA OF CLOUDS AND RAIN.