Monday, December 17, 2018

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N6283P: Fatal accident occurred December 17, 2018 near Aberdeen Municipal Airport (U36], Bingham County, Idaho

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Location: Aberdeen, ID
Accident Number: WPR19FA042
Date & Time: 12/17/2018, 0755 MST
Registration: N6283P
Aircraft: Piper PA-24-250
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On December 17, 2018, about 0755 mountain standard time, a Piper PA-24-250 airplane, N6283P, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain during takeoff from Aberdeen Municipal Airport (U36), Aberdeen, Idaho. The private pilot sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight. The flight was originating at the time of the accident, with an intended destination of Vernal, Utah.

Review of airport security camera video recordings revealed that the airplane departed runway 25, and entered a shallow climb, on a westerly heading. A short time later, the airplane descended in a near vertical manner, out of view of the camera. The wreckage was located about one hour following the accident by a nearby resident. There were no known witnesses to the accident.

The airplane impacted open terrain about 1,850 ft west of the departure end of runway 25. Wreckage debris remained within about 50 feet of the main impact point. All major structural components were located at the accident site, and the wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N6283P
Model/Series: PA-24-250
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPIH, 4478 ft msl
Observation Time: 1453 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -10°C / -12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 50°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Aberdeen, ID (U36)
Destination: Vernal, UT

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  42.920278, -112.894722

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email

Daniel Bert Angus
MAY 12, 1976 ~ DECEMBER 17, 2018 (AGE 42)

Daniel Bert Angus flew his Piper PA-24-250 Comanche back to his Heavenly Father December 17th, 2018. He was born May 12, 1976 to wonderful parents, Lynn and Sharon Angus of Dry Fork.

Daniel was a great man who had a wonderful wife by his side, the love of his life, Gina Hackford Angus. They were married December 27, 2001, and later August 5, 2004 for time and all eternity in the Vernal, Utah Temple. Everyone knew how much Daniel adored Gina. He loved being at home cozying up with her, spending time with his beautiful daughter, Devany Daniel, and wrestling with his son that was his pride and joy, Hunter Bert.

Daniel began his life in the construction business when he was 12 years-old with his father and grandfather, Bert Angus. Daniel was extremely hard-working and driven, yet so very kind. There are many construction masterpieces around Vernal that were built by Daniel, such as the VTV Strata building, the Larsen-Haslem dental building, Comfort Inn, Jack General Tire remodel, and his own home.

Daniel always wanted to keep work with the local businesses and loved winning bid jobs! Daniel was known and respected for his impressive professionalism on a construction site. He loved the guys he worked with and they were his good friends. He always listened and offered wise guidance. One of his daughters is a current employee and manages the office for him. He and his wife own Angus Construction and Campbell Plumbing.

He loved sharing stories of the childhood memories of getting into mischief with his brothers and friends. As a family friend shared they had, “great times together, hard times together, we rode horses, camped, fished, hunted, and bled together.” He enjoyed the time he spent around his brothers, their wives, and sweet nieces and nephews.

Recently he found a passion and talent for flying. His flight instructor said that all the other pilots instantly loved him because “of his eagerness and exuberance.” He learned to fly in a Cessna 152. He always enjoyed taking care of his sheep and lambs that he named. He enjoyed going to hunting camp with his father-in-law, exciting trips to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, and fishing trips in Alaska with his wife, children, and mom and dad.

Due to extenuating family health circumstances, Daniel was traveled between Utah and Idaho because of the love for his work and his hometown community. He ended up flying back and forth between Vernal and Aberdeen, Idaho as much as he could. The Aberdeen community and ward immediately welcomed and loved him. His new bishop said Daniel is always the first person to volunteer, serve, and help others.

Daniel was a wonderful dad. He did everything he could to help “his kids” any way they needed and was always there for them, including giving them jobs at work. He always was eager to give them “Priesthood blessings” when they were in trouble and needed help. His son-in-law always hassled him to go fishing. His grandkids loved, “Papa Daniel” and he adored them.

Daniel married Mandy Serrano in 1993 and they later divorced. They had a daughter, McKayla (Jaden) Gilroy; their children are Ryker, Rogyn, and Rhyla; and daughter Tiffany Angus Cottam; her child Kayson.

He touched many lives through his constant service, priesthood service, his dedication to the community, contagious sense of humor, and kindness.

Daniel is preceded in death by his father, Lynn Angus, grandparents Bert and Ila Angus, and Brigham Keith and Charlotte McArthur.

He is survived by his wife Gina Angus; his mother Sharon Angus; his daughter, Devany; his sons, Hunter and Noah; Keisha (Sam) Holfeltz, their daughter RaeLee; Josh Muirhead; Chante (Dez) Muirhead, their kids, D’Ante and Emery Hatch; Caleb (Sophie) Pemberton, and their daughter Brookylnn; his brothers, Mike, Jed (Stephanie), Ryan (Daisy), Justin (Christy), Jason (Tiffany); in-laws, Niki Angus; Jesica (Jason) Harrison, Bo Hackford; father in-law, Randy Hackford, and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11 AM at the Glines Stake Center (78 South Aggie BLVD). A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday evening from 6-8PM at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home (a building he was honored to build) and Saturday 9:45 – 10:45 AM at the church. Interment will be in the Vernal Memorial Park under the care and direction of the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home.

ABERDEEN, Idaho - An Aberdeen man, identified as Daniel Angus, 42, was killed in a small plane crash Monday morning.

Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland said his plane was reported down at around 8 a.m.

A passerby spotted the plane at around 9:15 a.m. just outside the Aberdeen Municipal Airport.

The cause of the crash is unknown.

Angus has a home in Aberdeen and operates a business in Utah.

At this time the area is closed to all traffic while we wait for the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration to arrive to investigate the crash.

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1 comment:

  1. Scottsdale, 6 dead, porter county, 1 dead and hear...

    Seems a lot of Piper Comanche are going down lately.