NTSB Identification: DEN82FTM17
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 21, 1982 in SALINA, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/21/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N21322
Injuries: 2 Fatal,2 Serious.

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.

ONE OF THE SURVIVORS STATED THEY WERE FLYING ACROSS THE FACE OF A MOUNTAIN & STARTED A LEFT TURN UP THE MOUNTAIN. AS THEY MADE THE TURN THEY REALIZED THEY WERE TOO LOW. WHEN THEY STARTED THEIR TURN TO FLY OVER THE HILL THEY WERE EXPECTING THE TERRAIN TO BE LEVEL ON THE OTHER SIDE BUT INSTEAD THERE WAS ANOTHER HILL. THEY WERE FLYING ABOUT 300-400 FT AGL BEFORE THEY STARTED THEIR TURN INTO RISING TERRAIN. THE WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED ON THE MOUNTAINSIDE AT THE 9,100 FT LEVEL.

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:

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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