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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42967
Last updated: 26 December 2020
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Date:29-JUN-1997
Time:09:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182F
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N3186U
C/n / msn: 182545886
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Talkeetna, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Anchorage, AK (MRI)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot and 3 passengers departed on a personal sight-seeing flight around Mt. McKinley and did not return. An aerial search failed to locate the airplane, and it is presumed to have crashed in remote mountainous terrain. A flight plan was not filed. Radar track data was located from an aircraft that progressed from the area of the departure airport toward Mt. McKinley. It is unknown if the radar track was the accident airplane, but no other radar data matching the anticipated flight profile was located. The radar track terminated at an elevation of 14,400 feet mean sea level in the area of the East Buttress of Mt. McKinley. The search for the airplane was suspended 8 days after the airplane departed, and after 528 hours of search flight activity. Search personnel determined the search clues, and radar track profile, were consistent with the most likely flight profile of the accident airplane. Aircraft damage and injuries are presumed. CAUSE: Undetermined.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X08038


Revision history:

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

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