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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37359
Last updated: 28 December 2020
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Date:07-SEP-1997
Time:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182N
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N9043G
C/n / msn: 18260583
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Montrose, CO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:CO (MTJ)
Destination airport:Flagstaff, AZ (FLG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The accident aircraft departed an airport located at 5,759 feet msl and was climbing under visual conditions into rising terrain topping at 10,000 feet msl. According to a witness, located approximately 200 yards from the accident site, he observed the aircraft flying low over the trees in a southerly direction. The witness said he looked away and when he looked back the aircraft had impacted into trees at 9,705 feet msl 17.3 miles from the airport. Investigation revealed the flaps were deployed between 5 and 10 degrees. According to performance charts, the maximum rate of climb at 10,000 feet msl was calculated to be 325 feet-per-minute, based on the temperature being 40 degrees above standard. The chart is based on flaps up, an indicated airspeed of 85 mph, and proper leaning of the engine. The aircraft weight was calculated as 2,957.9 pounds and the maximum allowed weight, except for takeoff, was 2,950 pounds. CAUSE: Inadequate preflight and in-flight planning, preparation and decision making. A related factor was the improper use of flaps.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X08829


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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