Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2006 Issue

August 7, 2006, Salida, Colo./Piper PA-28R-201

At approximately 1030 Mountain time, the airplane was destroyed when it collided with mountainous terrain during a forced landing. The Airline Transport pilot was fatally injured; a non-pilot passenger sustained serious injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. The accident site was situated in a bowl at an elevation of 12,020 feet msl and surrounded by mountain peaks as high as 14,000 feet. Campers in the area reported hearing an airplane proceed up the canyon. A construction worker near…

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