Date: July 23, 1991
Time: 09:30
Location: Salmon, Idaho
Operator: Air Taxi -Wilderness Aviation Inc.
Flight #: ?
Route: Local flight - Flying B Ranch
AC Type: Cessna 206
Registration: N5183U
cn / ln: 2060183
Aboard: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The pilot of the Cessna 206 air taxi flight crashed while maneuvering during climbout after takeoff from the remote mountain airstrip. Witnesses stated the pilot attempted a turn in the narrow confines of the canyon. They observed the right wing drop a few feet while in a steep left turn, recover, then drop again with the aircraft rolling inverted to the right before impact on the canyon wall. Improper in-flight planning and decisions and failure to maintain airspeed.

Return to Home Page

Copyright Richard Kebabjian / www.planecrashinfo.com