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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34947
Last updated: 9 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182G
Registration: N3103S
C/n / msn: 18255063
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tuba City, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Deer Valley, AZ (DVT)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot had volunteered the use of his airplane for the Flights For Life, Inc. organization, and was transporting blood to an Indian reservation airport. According to a courier for the hospital, the airplane was to arrive about 2035. The courier arrived about 2025, and about 2030, the pilot-operated runway lights came on. Within 3 to 5 minutes the courier saw an airplane's lights heading toward the airport. The airplane flew from south to north; she estimated about two telephone poles above the airport, continued north, and did not land. The courier estimated that the winds, which were rocking her car, were from the west. After waiting some period of time, she advised the hospital that the airplane did not arrive and she departed. She said the winds were calm at the time of her departure. The airplane was located the next day on the downwind leg in mountainous/hilly terrain. It was a dark night with few ground references.
Probable Cause: the pilot's inadvertent descent into terrain on the downwind leg for landing. Contributing to the accident was the dark night and sparse population.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
24-Dec-2016 07:44 beaverspotter Updated [Cn]
12-Dec-2017 19:12 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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