Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2002 Issue

Nov. 05, Lucile, Idaho / Cessna 185

At approximately 18:00 mountain time, a Cessna A185F departed McCall, Idaho, for a planned 45-minute flight to Cottonwood. The airplane was reported missing by a family member, and the airplane’s wreckage was located the following day approximately 3 miles south-southwest of Lucile. The pilot was killed. The aircraft crashed on the west slope of the river canyon where it makes a 90-degree right turn, from north to east. A bowl is located adjacent to this 90-degree turn, generally to the north and west of the turn. No pre-accident anomalies were found. A thin layer of clouds was reported at the time at 5,500 feet, and the accident site was at 2,700 feet. There was no moon at the time of the a...

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