NTSB Identification: CEN12LA414
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 30, 2012 in Glenwood Springs, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N917SA
Injuries: 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.
On June 30, 2012, about 0920 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 172S, N917SA, collided with trees and terrain during a climb to cruise near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The private pilot, who was the sole occupant, reported minor injuries. The airplane sustained substantial left wing and empennage damage. The airplane was registered to Wings Up LLC and was operated by Rocky Mountain Flight School as a rental airplane to the pilot for a personal flight conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual flight rules (VFR) conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated on a VFR flight plan. The flight originated from the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport (GWS), near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, about 0912, and was destined for the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC), near Denver, Colorado. Full narrative available
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