Date: October 08, 1997
Time: 07:23
Location: Near Montrose, Colorado
Operator: Scenic Airlines
Flight #: -
Route: Montrose, CO - Page, AZ
AC Type: Cessna 208B Caravan I
Registration: N12022
cn / ln: 208B-0432
Aboard: 9   (passengers:8  crew:1)
Fatalities: 9   (passengers:8  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Collided with terrain at the 9,900 foot level on the Uncompahgre Plateau. The pilot's failure to maintain sufficient airspeed for undetermined reasons while maneuvering the airplane near maximum gross weight and aft center of gravity in or near instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in a loss of control and entry into a stall/spin.

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