NTSB Identification: DEN88FA212.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37583.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 13, 1988 in KANOSH, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N3541Z
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT OBTAINED WX BRIEFING AND FILED VFR FLT PLAN FROM BURLEY, ID, TO CHANDLER, AZ, WITH ENROUTE REFUELING STOP AT FILLMORE, UT. PLT LANDED ON DIRT ROAD AT FILLMORE AND TAXIIED ACFT TO ROADSIDE TRUCK STOP. ACFT SERVICED WITH AUTO GAS. ACFT DEPARTED FILLMORE BUT DID NOT ARRIVE AT DESTINATION. CAP SEARCH WAS NEGATIVE. DEER HUNTERS FOUND WRECKAGE ON 10-22-88. ACFT CLIPPED TOP OF 30-FT PINE TREE AND CRASHED AGAINST CREEK EMBANKMENT ON MAGNETIC HDG OF 360 DEG. WRECKAGE SLID DOWN EMBANKMENT AND CAME TO REST INVERTED IN MIDDLE OF CREEK BED. THERE WAS INTENSE BUT CONFINED FIRE AFTER IMPACT. CRASH SITE IS IN BOX CANYON AT 8400-FT LEVEL. ACFT COMPUTED RATE-OF-CLIMB AT ESTIMATED DENSITY ALTITUDE OF 11,000 FT WAS 270 FPM. PLT HAD MENTIONED TO WIFE HE MIGHT TAKE SON SIGHTSEEING ON TRIP HOME.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..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

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..BLIND/BOX CANYON


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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