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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37856
Last updated: 27 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182E
Registration: N2886Y
C/n / msn: 18253886
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ryegate, MT -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Billings, MT (BIL)
Destination airport:Choteau, MT (CII)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During a VFR cross country flight from Billings, Montana, to Choteau, Montana, the aircraft collided with mountainous terrain approximately 25 miles northwest of Ryegate, Montana. Weather data showed that low ceilings and rain showers were prevalent throughout Central Montana at the time of the accident. Post-accident inspection of the aircraft revealed no evidence of a mechanical malfunction or failure.

Probable Cause: The pilot's continued VFR flight into IMC conditions and his failure to maintain clearance from mountainous terrain. Factors include low ceilings and inadequate in-flight planning.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
14-Dec-2017 08:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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