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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44579
Last updated: 27 September 2019
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Date:20-JAN-2005
Time:20:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cirrus SR22
Owner/operator:Son-Rise Development, Inc.
Registration: N6057M
C/n / msn: 0622
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Hood River, OR -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Salem, OR (SLE)
Destination airport:Hood River, OR (4S2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot, with his two passengers, were returning to Hood River, Oregon, on a dark, low overcast night. Radar data indicates that the airplane flew up the Columbia River, which has mountainous terrain on both sides, and was last recorded at 2,500 feet near North Bonneville, Washington. Family members reported the airplane overdue; no ELT signal was ever received. Search and rescue personnel located the airplane the following day on a ridge approximately 5 nautical miles from the intended destination. There were no survivors. No preimpact engine or airframe anomalies, which might have affected the airplane’s performance, were identified.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain terrain clearance. Contributing factors were the mountainous terrain, the low ceiling weather conditions, and dark night light conditions.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20050125X00105&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]
06-Dec-2017 06:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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