Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2011 Issue

May 18, 2011, Rock Springs, Wyo., Bellanca 17-30A

At about 1130 Mountain time, the airplane impacted terrain, sustaining substantial damage. The private pilot/owner and his passenger were killed. At the time of the accident, the pilot was flying through an area of multiple layered overcast and broken cloud formations, with light rain. When the aircraft did not arrive at its intended destination, an alert notice for a missing aircraft was issued.

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