November 13, 1983

Chicago Ridge, Near Camp Hale

Group of Hunters returning from Nebraska to Cortez. Search was unsuccessful at the time of the crash. Site was located the following summer during CAP training mission in the Area. Original Search involved Civil Air Patrol, Lake & Summit Counties SO's, Vail Mountain Rescue Group, Summit County Rescue Group, and Lake County Search and Rescue. Aircraft was heavily loaded with 4 persons, hunting dogs, and numerous birds. Body Recovery in July of 1984 was part of Vail Mountain Rescue's 8 bodies in 8 days.

DEN84FA231
NTSB Identification: DEN84FA231 For details, refer to NTSB microfiche number 26823A

Accident occurred NOV-13-83 at CLIMAX, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration:
N7292S
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

THE WRECKAGE OF N7292S WAS LOCATED BY THE COLORADO CIVIL AIR PATROL ON JULY 22, 1984. AN ON-SCENE EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED THAT THE ACFT HAD IMPACTED TALL PINE TREES IN A NEAR VERTICAL RIGHT HAND SPIRAL MANEUVER. IMPACT FORCES DESTROYED THE ACFT AND ALL OCCUPANTS WERE FATALLY INJURED AT IMPACT. THE ENTIRE WRECKAGE WAS WITHIN AN APPROXIMATE 100 FT AREA. DUE TO THE EXTENT OF IMPACT DAMAGE FLIGHT CONTROL CONTINUITY COULD NOT BE ESTABLISHED.

Probable Cause

Reason for occurrence undetermined..no modifier specified..no person specified