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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43589
Last updated: 23 July 2020
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Date:14-AUG-2008
Time:14:59
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna TR182 Turbo Skylane RG
Owner/operator:Farmers Investment Company
Registration: N4887R
C/n / msn: R18200621
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sahuarita, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:San Simon, AZ
Destination airport:Sahuarita, AZ (35AZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Family members reported that the pilot was overdue on a cross-country flight to visit a friend. The wreckage was discovered the next day. The main wreckage was found at the base of a vertical bluff with portions of the wings about halfway up on the bluff face. Radar data indicated that the airplane circled in the accident area at low altitude. The last radar return, which was in the immediate vicinity of the bluff, indicated an altitude that was lower than the elevation of the top of the bluff. Investigators found no anomalies with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain clearance from mountainous terrain while maneuvering at low altitude for undetermined reasons.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20080827X01344&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 11:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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