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Crash location 39.136111°N, 106.218611°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Leadville, CO
39.250823°N, 106.292524°W
8.9 miles away
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Tail number N736LN
Accident date 29 Sep 2008
Aircraft type Cessna R172K
Additional details: None

NTSB description

On September 29, 2008, at approximately 1100 hours mountain daylight time (MDT), a Cessna CE-172K, N736LN, registered to Givin You The Bird LLC and operated by Alliance Flight Training LLC as a 14 CFR Part 91 flight, crashed during a training flight through a mountain pass. The flight instructor, student pilot, and passenger received minor injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged by the impact forces. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a VFR flight plan had been filed, but had not been activated. The flight originated from the Lake County Airport (KLXV) Leadville, Colorado on a flight to the Front Range Airport (KFTG) Denver, Colorado.

The student pilot reported that he was maneuvering the airplane in an en route climb at approximately 400 feet above ground level (AGL) while still below the tops of nearby mountain peaks of over 12,500 feet mean sea level (MSL). The airplane was climbing at approximately 400 to 500 feet per minute when suddenly the aircraft quit climbing and the stall warning sounded. The flight instructor took over the controls, lowered flaps, maintained full engine power at approximately 2,700 rpm and made a crash landing at approximately 12,000 feet AGL on the upslope side of the mountain. During the hard landing the airplane flipped on its back causing substantial damage to the fuselage, wings, tail, landing gear, propeller, and engine.

At 1053 MDT, the automated weather observing system at the Lake County Airport (KLXV) Leadville, Colorado, located 6 nautical miles northwest from the site of the accident, reported wind from 210 degrees at 3 knots, 10 miles visibility, sky condition clear, temperature 54 degrees, dew point 32 degrees, and an altimeter setting of 30.61 inches of Mercury.

The airplane had accumulated 4424.1 hours total time at the time of the accident, and the last 100 hour inspection had been completed at 4400 hours on September 1, 2008.

The airplane was recovered to the Beegles Aircraft Service Inc, at Greeley, Colorado for continued investigation.

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