Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2005 Issue

November 16, 2004, Drake, Ariz. / Cessna 337B

The airplane collided with terrain at about 1630 Mountain time while scouting for elk. The pilot and two passengers were fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed. Visual conditions prevailed; the flight originated at Clark Memorial Airport, Williams, Ariz. A witness observed the airplane flying low and slow in and out of the local canyons and valleys over the previous few days and on the day of the accident. The airplane’s owner said that the believed the pilot had been taking hunters on elk scouting flights in the local area over the last couple of days....

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