Monday, August 30, 2021

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N51547: Accident occurred August 29, 2021 at Bomber Bowl on Mission Ridge, Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington

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, Washington Location: Wenatchee, WA
Accident Number: WPR21LA332
Date & Time: August 29, 2021, 16:55 Local
Registration: N51547
Aircraft: Cessna 172P
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N51547
Model/Series: 172P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
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: KEAT,1229 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.79 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 47.287778,-120.40766 (est)

WENATCHEE, Washington — A plane carrying two people crashed into Bomber Bowl on Mission Ridge Sunday afternoon. Both survived without injury.

The plane took off from Boeing Field in Seattle and the report of the crash came in about 5 p.m., said Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Scott Lawrence, who responded to the crash.

The Cessna 172P Skyhawk dropped into the bowl after its pilot apparently became disoriented and flew into the wrong canyon, he said.

The pilot did not have space to maneuver or enough power to get over the mountain, he said. A pilot under instruction and flight instructor had been flying the plane.

The plane was destroyed, he said.

Lawrence said the plane crash was not related to brush fire south of Wenatchee Sunday afternoon.

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