ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21715
Last updated: 23 April 2014
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Date:06-JUL-2008
Time:13:00 MDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
Owner/operator:Sports Flying
Registration: N7360J
C/n / msn: 28-24712
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:24 miles northeast of East Carbon, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:CNY
Destination airport:Casper, WY
Narrative:
The passenger stated "due to being heavily loaded with camping equipment and changes in the air temperature, they [the airplane] were not able to gain enough altitude to get out of the canyon" during the flight and that the pilot decided to land in an open area near the Green River. During the landing sequence, the airplane impacted several large rocks before it came to rest upright near the river where a post crash fire ensued. Examination of the airplane by the Carbon County Sheriff Department revealed that the airplane was consumed by a post crash fire that reportedly ignited a 200-acre wild fire in the area.

Sources:
FAA


Revision history:

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12-Jul-2008 08:57 Fusko Added
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