ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45480
Last updated: 20 December 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.

Type:Silhouette image of generic C177 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177B
Owner/operator:Thomas J. Dorsett
Registration: N34859
C/n / msn: 17702050
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Crowheart, WY -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Worland, WY (WRL)
Destination airport:Mc Call, ID (MYL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Approximately 37 minutes after departure, radar data indicates that the airplane was climbing through 10,500 feet, with a 245 degree ground track. The last radar return was approximately 4 nm from the impact point. The airplane was found approximately 100 feet below a saddle (elevation 11,200 feet) of two mountain summits. The airplane's Owner's Manual indicates that the service ceiling was 14,600 feet. The density altitude was calculated to be 12,278 feet.
Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain clearance of the high mountain terrain. Contributing factors were the high mountain terrain, and the high density altitude weather condition.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 16:53 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description