Air Taxi - Hell's Canyon Navigation Company

Air Taxi - Hell's Canyon Navigation Company Wednesday July 14, 1982
During the final approach the aircraft was observed to descend to approximately 50 feet above the river and then execute a pullup and begin a left turn to either reenter a left downwind or reverse the direction of landing. The pilot lost control, the left wing dropped, the nose pitched down and the aircraft impacted the ground at the river's edge. Inadvertent stall by the pilot in command. Aircraft's weight and balance exceeded limits.

Crash Details

DateWednesday July 14, 1982
LocationOxbow, Oregon
Passengers3
Crew1
Fatalities4
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeCessna 172F
OperatorAir Taxi - Hell's Canyon Navigation Company
RegistrationN8230U
Flight OriginImnaha, OR
Flight Destination Fort Fairfield, ME
Oxbow, Oregon
Air Taxi - Hell's Canyon Navigation Company
Cessna 172F
1982