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NTSB preliminary report on Kane County plane crash

NTSB preliminary report on Kane County plane crash

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The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the plane crash that killed 4 people in remote Kane County.
The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the plane crash that killed 4 people in remote Kane County.

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Published by: Ben Winslow on Jun 18, 2012
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National Transportation Safety Board
NTSB ID:Occurrence Date:Occurrence Type:
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Most Critical Injury:Investigated By:
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Nearest City/Place
Aircraft Information
Registration NumberStateZip CodeAircraft ManufacturerLocal TimeTime ZoneModel/Series Number
Amateur Built Aircraft?
Air Medical Transport Flight:
Type of Aircraft:Injury Summary:
Revenue Sightseeing Flight:Narrative
Brief narrative statement of facts, conditions and circumstances pertinent to the accident/incident:
Printed on : 6/18/2012 9:34:44 AMNoAirplane4
On May 29, 2012, about 1400 mountain daylight time, a Cirrus SR20 airplane, N187PG, wassubstantially damaged following impact with remote mountainous terrain while maneuvering near DuckCreek Village, Utah. The certified private pilot and 3 passengers sustained fatal injuries. Visualmeteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight, which was being operated inaccordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and no flight plan had been filed. Theflight departed the Mesquite Airport (67L), Mesquite, Nevada, about 1155 Pacific daylight time,with Bryce Canyon Airport (BCE) as its reported destination.According to the airport manager at 67L, the airplane landed about 1130 Pacific daylight time,refueled, and departed about 1155. Neither the pilot nor any of the three passengers indicatedwhere the airplane had arrived from or where it would be departing to. The airport manger reportedthat after refueling the airplane with about 10 gallons of aviation fuel, the flight departed tothe northeast, but only after performing one touch-and-go landing.The airplane was reported overdue and missing later that afternoon. About 1930 that evening, locallaw enforcement personnel reported that the airplane had been located in remote mountainous terrainon the west slope of a mountain ridge about 22 nautical miles southeast of Cedar City (CDC), Utah,and about 7 nm southwest of Duck Creek Village.On May 31, two National Transportation Safety Board investigators, accompanied by representativesfrom the Federal Aviation Administration, Cirrus Aircraft, and Continental Motors, Inc., traveledto the accident site. A survey of the wreckage revealed that it had come to rest inverted on ameasured magnetic heading of 277 degrees, at coordinates 37 degrees 26.101 minutes north latitudeand 112 degrees 45.899 minutes west longitude, and at an elevation of 7,172 feet mean sea level.There was no post crash fire. It was determined after examining the wreckage that all componentsnecessary for flight were accounted for at the accident site.At 1353, the weather reporting facility at CDC indicated wind variable at 4 knots with gusts to 18knots, visibility 10 miles, sky clear, temperature 26 degrees Celsius (C), dew point -9 degrees C,and an altimeter setting of 30.09 inches of mercury.The airplane was recovered to a secured storage facility in Phoenix, Arizona, for furtherexamination.Updated on Jun 14 2012 1:42PM
NoNoSR20/NO SERIESCIRRUSN187PGNTSBFatalMDT140084762UT Duck Creek VillageAccident05/29/2012WPR12FA235
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National Transportation Safety Board
NTSB ID:Occurrence Date:Occurrence Type:Model/Series NumberAircraft ManufacturerRegistration Number
Other Aircraft InvolvedAccident Information
Aircraft Damage:Accident Occurred During:Certificate No.InjuryNameCrewPilot23456
Operator Information
NameStreet AddressOperator Designator CodeCityDoing Business AsStateZip CodeObservation Time (Local):Altimeter:"Hg
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-Type of Certificate(s) Held:Air Carrier Operating Certificate(s):Operating Certificate:Regulation Flight Conducted Under:Type of Flight Operations Conducted:Operator Certificate:
Flight Plan/Itinerary
Type of Flight Plan Filed:Last Departure PointDestinationStateAirport IdentifierAirport IdentifierState
Weather Information
Investigator's Source:Sky/Lowest Cloud Condition:Facility ID:Ft. AGLVisibility:Ft. AGLSM
Lowest Ceiling:
 FatalOn FileOn File30.0910NoneClear1353CDCAutomated ReportBCEUTBryce Canyon67LNVMesquiteNonePersonalPart 91: General AviationNone89183NVLas Vegas Chris SpircuSubstantialAccident05/29/2012WPR12FA235

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