Accident Cessna 182S Skylane N314FR, 21 Mar 2023
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 182S Skylane
Owner/operator:Hawkeye Helicopter LLC
Registration: N314FR
MSN: 18280260
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Alcova, WY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Aerial patrol
Departure airport:Rock Springs-Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport, WY (RKS/KRKS)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On March 21, 2023 about 1601 mountain daylight time, a Cessna, 182S, N314FR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Alcova, Wyoming. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial observation.

The operator reported that the pilot departed Evanston-Uinta County Airport - Burns Field (EVW) Evanston, Wyoming, on an aerial pipeline patrol. Flight tracking data for the airplane showed a pause in the flight near mountains terrain about 30 miles south of Casper, Wyoming. The operator notified Flight Service of a possible mishap and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) subsequently issued an Alert Notice (ALNOT).

Recorded Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data showed that the accident airplane overflew Casper, Wyoming at 15:40:48 and turned to a southwest heading for about 30 miles. The airplane continued on a southwest heading until ADS-B contact was lost at 16:00:44, about 950 ft northwest of the accident site.

The airplane wreckage was located by a Search and Rescue air unit later that evening.

Examination of the accident site revealed that the airplane impacted mountainous terrain about 30 miles southwest of CPR at an elevation of about 6,990 ft mean sea level (msl). The wreckage was oriented on northwest heading.

There are no known witnesses to the accident sequence.

The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.


NTSB (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

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Revision history:

22-Mar-2023 16:51 gerard57 Added
22-Mar-2023 18:44 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Mar-2023 18:51 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Mar-2023 18:52 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
23-Mar-2023 13:15 aaronwk Updated [Operator]
12-Apr-2023 18:25 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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