NTSB Identification: DCA83AA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28589.
Accident occurred Monday, January 03, 1983 in HAILEY, ID
Aircraft: CANADAIR CL-600-1A11, registration: N805C
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

THE ACFT CRASHED INTO THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN RIDGE DURING A VFR ATTEMPT TO LAND AT AN ARPT WITH NO INSTRUMENT APPROACH. THE MOUNTAIN RIDGE WAS OBSCURED BY BROKEN CLOUNDS. THE PLT HAD CANCELLED HIS IFR CLEARANCE, & DURING THE DESCENT TO THE ARPT, HE HAD DESCENDED BELOW CLOUDS NEAR THE ARPT WITH CLOUDS STILL OBSCURING SOME OF THE TERRAIN. ONE MILE VISIBILITY WAS A REQUIREMENT FOR THE VFR APPROACH. ACCORDING TO WITNESS STATEMENTS, THE ACFT CONTINUED TO REMAIN BELOW THE CLOUDS & THE PLT CONTINUED THE APPROACH EVEN THOUGH HE WAS NOT PROPERLY POSITIONED TO MAKE A SUCCESSFUL LANDING. THE PLT HAD A PARTIAL OCCLUSION OF A CORONARY ARTERY, BUT ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE ACCIDENT WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE ACFT IMPACTED AT ABOUT 6250 FT MSL. THE FIELD ELEVATION IS 5315 FT MSL. THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS ABOUT 2 1/2 MI FROM THE ARPT. THE ARPT WAS LOCATED IN A MOUNTAIN VALLEY ABOUT 1 TO 1.25 MI WIDE. ALSO, THE ARPT & SURROUNDING TERRAIN WERE COVERED WITH SNOW.

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

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

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

VFR PROCEDURES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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