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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34895
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Date:09-AUG-1986
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N4016F
C/n / msn: 36916
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ten Sleep, WY -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Chadron, NE (CDR)
Destination airport:Thermopolis, WY (THP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PLT BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED AND INADVERTENTLY ENTERED THE NARROW CANYON IN A MOUNTAIN PASS. HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON A PUBLIC HIGHWAY AT 7,500 FEET MSL WHEN IT BECAME APPARENT THE ACFT WOULD NOT CLIMB FAST ENOUGH TO CLEAR RAPIDLY RISING TERRAIN AND THAT IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO REVERSE COURSE IN THE NARROW PASS. ON SHORT FINAL THE PLT OBSERVED VEHICULAR TRAFFIC APPROACH FROM AROUND A SWITCHBACK CURVE AND VEERED OFF THE HIGHWAY WHERE THE ACFT IMPACTED STEEP, ROCKY TERRAIN. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X34447


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