On September 13, 2006, about 1000 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 172M, N29MX, sustained substantial damage subsequent to a collision with a mound of dirt while landing on runway 3 at Canyonlands Field Airport, Moab, Utah. The private pilot and two passengers aboard the airplane were not injured. The airplane is registered to a private party, and was being operated by the pilot as a visual flight rules (VFR) cross-country flight under the provisions of Title 14 CFR 91, when the accident occurred. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed Bountiful, Utah, approximately 2 hours prior to the accident. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported that the aircraft collided with a mound of dirt while landing on runway 3. The mound of dirt was perpendicular to the runway centerline and was approximately 12-inches high.
Runway 3 was under construction at the time of the accident. The Notice to Airman (NOTAM [D]) associated with the runway construction stated that the southern most 2,000 feet of runway 3/21 was closed. The NOTAM was issued on September 6, and was valid through the timeframe of the accident.
The pilot did not receive the NOTAM information prior to the flight. The pilot reported that he received an "abbreviated routine briefing" from DUAT.COM, (an FAA Direct User Access Terminal) however, he did not know abbreviated briefings did not include NOTAM information.
The Canyonlands Field Airport (KCNY) has one hard-surfaced asphalt runway, 3/21 magnetic. The runway is 7,100 feet long and 75 feet wide. The airport elevation is 4,555 feet above mean sea level.