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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38559
Last updated: 31 July 2019
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Date:25-SEP-1997
Time:17:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172K
Owner/operator:Daryl Phillip Stone
Registration: N84621
C/n / msn: 17258549
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sandy Valley, NV -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:NV (3L2)
Destination airport:Boulder City, NV (61B)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot told a witness he had been 'skud-running' and made an earlier stop due to bad weather. He said he was instrument rated, but was not current. At the airport, the weather was estimated to be basic VFR. To the south, however, the sky was obscured with no lateral visibility. The pilot said he was going to fly to an airport north of his position. He did not get a weather briefing before departure. Subsequently, he reported an airport in sight and transmitted that he was descending on approach. The aircraft was found over a week later, about 9 miles southeast of the departure airport. The aircraft was found on the south side of an east-west ridge at about 3,000 feet msl. The off-route obstruction clearance altitude for that area was 8,800 feet. CAUSE: the pilot's intentional VFR flight into adverse weather conditions, and his failure to maintain sufficient altitude or clearance from mountainous/hilly terrain. Related factors were: the high/mountainous/hilly terrain, and the adverse weather condition (low ceiling).

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X08875


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]

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