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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247328
Last updated: 15 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172L Skyhawk
Registration: N4376Q
MSN: 17260276
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:S of Silt, Garfield County, CO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Rifle-Garfield County Regional Airport, CO (KRIL)
Destination airport:Rifle-Garfield County Regional Airport, CO (KRIL)
The pilot and two passengers sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

The airplane had departed the Rifle airport (RIL) about 1400 for a local visual flight rules flight.
According to a family member, the purpose of the flight was to take some friends’ children flying in the
local area. During the accident flight, a minor child was in the right front seat and the mother was in the
left rear seat. The family member stated that while expecting the airplane to return for landing, he
received a call from the mother stating that they had crashed.

The main wreckage was located about 3 miles east of RIL in an area of rising terrain. The first piece of
debris was located about 25 ft past a set of high-tension transmission wires that are estimated to be about
100ft tall and extended about 670 ft along a heading about 160°. About 75 ft past the initial piece of
debris, the upper 2ft of vertical stabilizer and rudder was located. The initial ground scar was located
about 475 ft beyond the transmission wires and consisted of a damaged tree and sheet metal consistent
with the color of the airplane. The main wreckage came to rest inverted about 600 ft from the
transmission wires. The wings separated from the fuselage at the lower lift strut attach points.
During a post-accident examination, flight control continuity was established to the ailerons, elevators
and rudder and the flaps were found in the retracted position. Rotational continuity was established
throughout the engine and valve train. All cylinders were inspected with a borescope with no anomalies

A video recording device and GPS were located on-scene and are being examined for possible
additional evidence.

METAR KRIL 312053Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 03/M06 A3040
METAR KRIL 312153Z AUTO 27003KT 10SM CLR 04/M07 A3040

Note: registration was cancelled 04sep20 by the FAA.




Revision history:

01-Feb-2021 06:43 gerard57 Added
01-Feb-2021 06:52 Geno Updated [Source]
01-Feb-2021 07:09 Geno Updated [Location, Source]
01-Feb-2021 07:18 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Source, Narrative]
01-Feb-2021 08:25 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
01-Feb-2021 08:49 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Feb-2021 15:12 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Jul-2021 19:23 aaronwk Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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