Monday, January 25, 2021

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N6929H: Fatal accident occurred July 03, 2020 in Alpine, Utah County, Utah


This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

Additional Participating Entity:

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

6929H Aircraft Leasing LLC

Location: Alpine, UT
Accident Number: WPR20LA203
Date & Time: 07/03/2020, 0722 MDT
Registration: N6929H
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 4 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 3, 2020, about 0722 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 172 airplane, N6929H, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Alpine, Utah. The pilot and three passengers sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

Radar data revealed that the airplane departed at 0637 from South Valley Regional Airport (U42) Salt Lake City, Utah, on a southerly heading. A witness located near the accident site observed the airplane inside a box canyon executing a right bank turn, followed by a couple of left and right wing-tip oscillations before it entered a clockwise, corkscrew spin. The airplane made about 1 1/2 -2 rotations before it disappeared from the witness's line of sight. The airplane impacted terrain in a horizontal attitude with a little to no forward movement.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:Cessna 
Registration: N6929H
Model/Series:172 M 
Aircraft Category:Airplane 
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:  K36U, 5637 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling:
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Salt Lake City, UT (U42)
Destination: Salt Lake City, UT (U42)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 2 Fatal
Aircraft Fire:None 
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion:None 
Total Injuries: 4 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 40.499167, -111.658056 (est)

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