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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35344
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:20-SEP-1993
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 180B
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N985DB
MSN: 50507
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mullan, ID -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Missoula, MT (MSO)
Destination airport:Hermiston, OR (S22)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT, WHO WAS ATTEMPTING TO FOLLOW THE FREEWAY THROUGH MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN, WAS FLYING VFR UNDER LOW CEILINGS. AS HE FLEW THROUGH LOOKOUT PASS AT ABOUT 200 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, HE ENCOUNTERED AN AREA OF FOG, SNOW AND RAIN. AFTER INADVERTENTLY ENTERING THE CLOUDS, THE PILOT CLIMBED IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION UNTIL THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED A RIDGE AT AN ALTITUDE THAT WAS ABOUT 900 FEET HIGHER THAN THE PASS. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S POOR IN FLIGHT DECISION, AND HIS INADVERTENT CONTINUATION OF A VFR FLIGHT INTO INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS. FACTORS INCLUDE LOW CEILINGS, SNOW, FOG, RAIN, AND MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY TERRAIN.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X13471


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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