ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38400
Last updated: 11 August 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:24-APR-1995
Time:09:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172D
Owner/operator:Bob Werra
Registration: N2587Y
C/n / msn: 17259987
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Tsaile, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Page, AZ (PGA)
Destination airport:Addison, TX (ADS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE AIRPLANE DEPARTED PAGE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, PAGE, ARIZONA, APPROXIMATELY 0845 FOR ADDISON, TEXAS, WITH PLANNED FUEL STOPS AT SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO AND PLAINVIEW, TEXAS. A FLIGHT PLAN WAS NOT FILED AND NO WEATHER BRIEFING RECEIVED. THE AIRCRAFT WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED BY A NAVAJO SHEPHERD SEVEN NM EAST NORTHEAST OF TSAILE, ARIZONA ON THE WESTERN SLOPE OF THE CHUSKA MOUNTAINS NEAR THE SUMMIT AT AN ELEVATION OF APPROXIMATELY 9,000 FEET. IT WAS ESTABLISHED THAT AT THE ALTITUDE DESCRIBED, THE AIRCRAFT WAS WITHIN THE DESIGNED PERFORMANCE LIMIT. AN ESTIMATE OF THE WEIGHT OF THE AIRPLANE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS 2,316 POUNDS. THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE GROSS WEIGHT OF THE AIRPLANE IS 2,300 POUNDS. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE DID NOT DISCLOSE ANY MECHANICAL ANOMALIES. THE FLIGHT CONTROL CABLES WERE VERIFIED FOR THEIR CONTINUITY FROM THE CONTROL SURFACES THROUGH THE CABIN AREA. THE ENGINE, AFTER REPLACING DAMAGED PARTS, RAN NORMALLY. THE PILOT HAD NO KNOWN MOUNTAIN FLYING EXPERIENCE, AND HIS LAST KNOWN BIENNIAL FLIGHT REVIEW WAS ON OCTOBER 1, 1991. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN TERRAIN CLEARANCE. FACTORS WERE THE PILOT'S LACK OF MOUNTAIN FLYING EXPERIENCE AND THE RISING TERRAIN.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001207X03279


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]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description