Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Cessna 182P Skylane, N2087F: Accident occurred June 21, 2021 near Warren USFS Airport (3U1), Warren, Idaho

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.

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane


Accident Number: WPR21LA237
Date & Time: June 21, 2021, 13:06 Local
Registration: N2087F
Aircraft: Cessna 182P 
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On June 21, 2021, about 1306 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182P airplane, N2087F, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Warren, Idaho. The pilot and the pilot-rated passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

The airplane impacted mountainous terrain about 3 miles northeast of Warren USFS Airport (3U1), Warren, Idaho. Preliminary information indicated that the pilot approached the airport from the south and attempted a go-around shortly before colliding with rising terrain beyond the departure end of runway 30.

The airport elevation is 5,902 ft and the density altitude at the time of the accident measured 7,136 ft. The remarks section of the Terminal Procedures Publication for 3U1 states:  “Recommended use early morning and late evening in summer. Not recommended for inexperienced pilots.”

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N2087F
Model/Series: 182P 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMYL,5013 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 29 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Caldwell, ID (EUL) 
Destination: Warren, ID

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 45.268111,-115.68361 (est)

On June 21st, 2021, around 2pm, the Idaho County Dispatch Center received notification of a possible plane crash in the area of Smith Knob outside of Warren, Idaho.

Local community members and civilian aircraft were able to locate the wreckage.

Both occupants of the plane were located and transported via Life Flight helicopter and Life Flight fixed wing. 

Payette National Forest also sent out air support to assist with a small fire that started from the crash.

The Idaho County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Life Flight Network, Payette National Forest, Idaho Transportation Department and the community members from Warren for their assistance in locating and extracting the occupants.
Location: Warren, ID

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