Preliminary Accident Reports

June 1999 Issue

March 26, Coyote, N.M. / Diamond DA-20-A1 Katana

At approximately 21:00 MST, a Diamond Katana struck terrain after encountering IFR conditions. The two occupants received minor injuries. The flight originated from Durango, Colo., and was en route to Santa Fe, N.M., when the pilot inadvertently entered instrument conditions. He added full power, and collided with terrain just as he broke out of the clouds. Upon impact with the ground, the aircraft nosed over....

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