Preliminary Accident Reports

August 1999 Issue

May 3, Cedar City, Utah / Mooney M20E

At approximately 15:00 MDT, a Mooney M20E lost power and crashed while on approach to Cedar City Regional Airport. All three aboard were killed. The flight originated from Boulder, Colo., with a short stop in Nucla, Colo., and was in the air about five hours. The Salt Lake City ARTCC said the pilot reported that he was “low on fuel” as he approached his final destination of Cedar City. The pilot stated to the FSS facility at Cedar City that his engine had quit and he was circling to the ground. The crash site was five miles from the airport near the approach path to runway 20....

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