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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38352
Last updated: 23 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182J
Owner/operator:Foxtrot Flyers
Registration: N3334F
C/n / msn: 182-57334
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:La Veta, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:07V
Destination airport:Amarillo, TX (AMA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight entered instrument conditions shortly after takeoff. The pilot was not instrument rated and had no instrument experience. The aircraft was observed by a witness to exit the base of the overcast cloud layer at high speed in a steep dive. The aircraft impacted the ground and disintegrated with a wreckage scatter pattern, which extended for 1,900 feet. The airspeed indicator was recovered with the needle jammed into the face at 190 miles per hour.

Probable Cause: The pilot's inadvertent flight into instrument meteorological conditions and his failure to maintain control of the aircraft. Factors were low ceiling and the pilot's lack of instrument experience.



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 08:41 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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