NTSB Identification: DEN85LA164.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27689.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 13, 1985 in MOAB, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA T210J, registration: N2282R
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PLT & A PASSENGER MADE A LOW LEVEL PASS OVER THE COLORADO RIVER TO DROP A PACKAGE TO FRIENDS, WHO WERE RAFTING ON THE RIVER. THE RIVER WAS IN A CANYON WITH WALLS APRX 500 TO 700 FT HIGH. THE PLT SAID THE ENG LOST POWER WHEN THE ACFT WAS IN THE CANYON, SO HE DITCHED THE PLANE IN THE RIVER. HE REPORTED THAT NO ENG PROBLEMS WERE NOTED PRIOR TO THE LOW PASS. THE ACFT WAS NOT RECOVERED DURING THE INVESTIGATION. THE ELEVATION OF THE CRASH SITE WAS APRX 4100 FT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
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