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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147842
Last updated: 31 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182Q Skylane
Registration: N735KV
C/n / msn: 18265493
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Idaho County, north of Warren, ID -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Dixie, ID (ID28)
Destination airport:McCall, ID (MYL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor reported that, as he and the pilot-rated passenger flew through a canyon, the airplane gained airspeed and altitude. As they continued toward their destination, the flight instructor directed the pilot to turn right at a branch in the canyon. Shortly after, the terrain elevation increased, and it exceeded the airplane’s climb performance, and the airplane subsequently impacted trees. The density altitude for the area was calculated to be about 8,524 feet, which would have affected the airplane’s climb performance. A postaccident examination of the engine revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have prevented normal operation.

Probable Cause: The flight instructor’s selection of the wrong route while flying in mountainous terrain at a high-density altitude, which resulted in the airplane impacting terrain when the increase in elevation exceeded the airplane’s climb performance.



Revision history:

21-Aug-2012 13:07 gerard57 Added
24-Aug-2012 11:31 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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