NTSB Identification: SEA88LA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36089.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 12, 1988 in HAILEY, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N180W
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THIS CESSNA 180 WAS ON A VFR FLIGHT FROM GOODING, IDAHO TO HAILEY, IDAHO WHEN IT DISAPPEARED. THE WRECKAGE WAS LATER FOUND IN A STEEP CANYON ABOUT 15 MILES FROM THE DESTINATION. NO MECHANICAL FAILURES WERE FOUND. GOOD VFR WEATHER CONDITIONS EXISTED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS 8 MILES OFF COURSE IN A SCENIC AREA WEST OF HAILEY.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..BLIND/BOX CANYON

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