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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36720
Last updated: 13 October 2020
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Date:09-DEC-1985
Time:21:04
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna TR182 Turbo Skylane RG
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N737SG
C/n / msn: R18200878
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Independence, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Davis, CA (005)
Destination airport:Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WHILE EN ROUTE, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH MOUTAINOUS TERRAIN (TRRN) AT AN APRX ELEV OF 13,500 FT. PREVIOUSLY, THE PLT HAD REQUESTED & WAS RCVG TRAFFIC ADVISORIES FM ARTCC. BFR THE ACDNT, THE ACFT'S PSN & ALT (MODE C REPLY) WERE NOTED BY THE CONTROLLER (CTLR). NO TRRN/OBSTN ALERT WAS ISSUED; HOWEVER, AT THAT TIME, THE FLT WAS OPERATING UNDER VISUAL FLIGHT RULES. ALSO, IT WAS NEAR A ROUTE OFTEN USED BY VFR ACFT TO CROSS OVER THE MTNS, SO NO SAFETY ALERT WAS REQUIRED (ALTHO AFTER THE ACDNT, OAKLAND ARTCC BEGAN PROVIDING TRRN/OBSTN ALERTS TO VFR ACFT AS AN ADNL SERVICE). THE ACFT CRASHED INTO 32 DEG UPSLOPING TRRN BELOW MT KEITH (ELEV 13,976 FT), APRX 8 MI NNW OF MT WHITNEY. ON THE LATEST SECTIONAL CHART, THERE WAS A NOTE (APRX 1/2 INCH FM THE CRASH LOCATION) WHICH STATED 'CAUTION - RAPIDLY RISING TERRAIN.' ALSO, THE CHART HAD 2 MAX ELEV FIGURES WHICH SHOWED THAT NEARBY TRRN ROSE ABOVE 14,000 FT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X38427


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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