Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2000 Issue

March 6, Cima, Calif. / Piper Super Cruiser

At about 17:20 PST, a Piper PA-12 crashed near Cima, killing the pilot. The aircraft departed North Las Vegas as the wingman in a flight of two aircraft. The pilot of the lead aircraft said that the two became separated in the vicinity of Jean, Nev., because he wanted to fly higher and the pilot of the accident aircraft wanted to stay low because that aircraft didnít have an operational cabin heater. They last communicated by radio while near interstate highway 15 at the California/Nevada border. When the aircraft did not arrive at Chino, a search was initiated. The aircraft wreckage was found March 11....

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