Narrative:The aircraft collided with a mountain at 11700 feet while continuing VFR flight in worsening weather conditions. The aircraft was owned by National Flight Services, but operated by Air Resorts Airlines.
|Date:||25 AUG 1982|
|Operating for:||Air Resorts Airlines|
|Leased from:||National Flight Services|
|C/n / msn:|| 210|
|First flight:|| 1954|
|Total airframe hrs:||37102|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB3|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Wolf Creek Pass, CO (United States of America)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (PUB/KPUB), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Carlsbad-McClellan-Palomar Airport, CA (CLD/KCRQ), United States of America|
VFR flight into IMC .. continued .. pilot in command
weather condition .. clouds
terrain condition .. mountainous/hilly
N477KW was sold Ocean Airways before finally ending up at National Flight Services in September 1981
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO to Carlsbad-McClellan-Palomar Airport, CA as the crow flies is 1279 km (799 miles).