Date & Time: Apr 1, 1980 at 1842 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 441 Conquest
Operator:
Registration:
N36941
Flight Type:
Executive
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Forsyth - Butte
MSN:
441-0018
YOM:
1977
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
13826
Captain / Total hours on type:
68
Circumstances:
On approach to Butte-Bert Mooney Airport, the pilot encountered poor weather conditions and decided to initiate a go-around and to divert to another airport. At low height, the twin engine airplane struck a hill and crashed 11 miles south of the airport. Both occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled collision with ground during a missed approach due to improper IFR operation. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Low ceiling,
- Fog,
- Snow.
Final Report:
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