ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38089
Last updated: 1 June 2016
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Narrative:ALTHOUGH LOW ALTITUDE FLIGHT WITHIN THE GORGE WAS NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MISSION PROFILE THE PILOT ENTERED THE CANYON AND PROCEEDED UPSLOPE TOWARDS RISING TERRAIN. 87% OF THE PILOT'S EXTENSIVE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE WAS IN HELICOPTER AIRCRAFT AND HE HAD ACQUIRED AN ESTIMATED TOTAL OF ONLY 13 HOURS IN MAKE/MODEL AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SLIGHTLY OVER ITS GROSS WEIGHT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT AND HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE CONDITIONS EXISTED. DURING THE PILOT'S ATTEMPT TO REVERSE DIRECTION AT THE END OF THE GORGE THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND A LOSS OF CONTROL FOLLOWED. A STALL/SPIN MANEUVER RESULTED PLACING THE AIRCRAFT IN AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT INTO THE TERRAIN.
Cessna T207A Turbo Skywagon
|C/n / msn:|| 20700603|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Steens Mountains, Frenchglen, OR -
United States of America
|Phase:|| En route|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||McDermitt State Airport, OR (26U)|
|Destination airport:||Burns, OR (BNO)|
Four of the victims were employees of the Bureau of Land Management and one was a U.S. Forest Service worker, said BLM spokesman Barry Rose. They were part of a federal wilderness survey team.
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