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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35441
Last updated: 21 May 2019
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Date:27-MAY-1994
Time:22:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182B
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2582G
C/n / msn: 51882
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Rock Springs, WY -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(RKS)
Destination airport:(RKS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
EVEN THOUGH HE WAS TIRED FROM FLYING APPROXIMATELY SEVEN HOURS EARLIER IN THE DAY, THE PILOT DECIDED TO CONDUCT A LOCAL SIGHT- SEEING FLIGHT WITH HIS TWO PASSENGERS. WHEN THE FLIGHT RETURNED TO THE VICINITY OF THE AIRPORT AFTER DARK, THUNDERSTORMS WERE BUILDING IN THE AREA, AND THERE WERE STRONG GUSTY WINDS. WHILE EXECUTING A STEEP DESCENDING TURN FROM BASE TO FINAL, THE PILOT ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT'S DESCENT RATE TO BECOME TOO GREAT, AND THE LEFT WING OF THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE TERRAIN. CAUSE: AN EXCESSIVE DESCENT RATE IN THE TURN FROM BASE TO FINAL. FACTORS INCLUDE A DARK NIGHT, HIGH WINDS, AND THE PILOT'S FATIGUE FROM HIS FLIGHT AND GROUND SCHEDULE THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01391


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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