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Tail numberN70946
Accident dateJune 03, 2009
Aircraft typeCessna 182M
LocationAtlanta, ID
Near 43.935833 N, -115.151667 W
Additional details: None

NTSB description

On June 3, 2009, about 1421 Mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182, N70946, collided with mountainous terrain approximately 21 miles southwest of Stanley, Idaho. The private pilot operated the airplane under the provisions of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 91. The pilot was killed, and the airplane was destroyed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The personal flight originated from Boise, Idaho, around 1400 MDT.

Initial radar data indicates the airplane was on a steady east-northeasterly course at 8,600 feet mean sea level (msl). The final radar return occurred at 1421 MDT, at 8,600 feet msl, and was in the immediate vicinity of where the airplane wreckage was located. The highest terrain elevation in the vicinity of the wreckage is 9,705 feet msl.

The Boise Airport, elevation 2,872 feet msl, is located 60 miles southwest of the accident location. The Boise Automated Surface Observation System (ASOS) for June 3, at 1453 MDT reported few clouds at 6,500 feet above ground level (agl), wind from 150-degrees at 9 knots.

The Friedman Memorial Airport, Hailey, Idaho, elevation 5,318 feet msl, is located 50 southeast of the accident location. The Friedman Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) for June 3, at 1447 MDT, reported few clouds at 4,500 feet agl, scattered clouds at 8,000 feet agl, and winds from 140-degrees at 8 knots.

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