Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2007 Issue

April 9, 2007, Page, Ariz., Cessna 172N

The airplane impacted rising mountainous terrain during a course reversal turn at about 1620 Mountain time. The airplane was destroyed, and the two Private pilots aboard were fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed. On-scene examination of the accident site revealed the airplane impacted a rocky outcrop adjacent to the upsloping north side of a box-like canyon. The airplane was located on the north side of a drainage area that leads up the center of the canyon, and it was approximately 250 feet below the canyon’s ridgeline.

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