Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2003 Issue

November 03, Las Vegas, N.M. / Cirrus SR20

At approximately 1225 mountain time, a Cirrus SR20 struck terrain while maneuvering near Las Vegas, killing the pilot. Instrument conditions prevailed but the airplane was not on a flight plan. The pilot reportedly left Fargo, N.D., for Albuquerque and was reported overdue by a family member. An employee at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge came upon the wreckage during a period of heavy fog and visibility of about 100 feet....

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