Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2002 Issue

July 26, Georgetown, Colo. / Cessna 172

At approximately 1205 mountain time, a Cessna 172S was damaged making a forced landing in a box canyon near Georgetown. The pilot and his passenger were not injured. The pilot said he performed a forced landing on a ski run at the end of a box canyon. The density altitude was calculated to be 14,982 feet and Cessna lists the airplane’s service ceiling as 14,000 feet....

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