Friday, December 10, 2021

Cessna 172 Skyhawk, N8509B: Accident occurred November 14, 2021 in Stanley, Custer County, 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; Boise, Idaho

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Stanley, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR22LA037
Date and Time: November 14, 2021, 13:30 Local
Registration: N8509B
Aircraft: Cessna 172 
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N8509B
Model/Series: 172 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KSNT,6495 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 33 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C /2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / 25 knots,
Lowest Ceiling:
Altimeter Setting: 30.27 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Stanley, ID
Destination: Garden Valley, ID (U88)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 44.723306,-115.00397 (est)


  1. "2U7 Stanley Airport, Stanley, Idaho, 44.2085556,-114.9345278"
    "Runway 17/35 Dimensions: 4300 x 150 ft. / 1311 x 46 m" AIRNAV

    8 MILES TO THE NW "44.25,-115.01
    Stanley Lake Turnoff - KIDSTANL14
    @ 1:29 PM 54.9 °F 40.3 °F 58 % SE 2.0 mph 2.7 mph 29.86 in" UNDERGROUND WEATHER

    1. From the pilot’s statement He took off from 2U8 not 2U7.

  2. It sounds like the pilot kept his cool and flew the aircraft all the way to the crash and made a bad situation good.