Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Rock Springs, Wyoming
Monday, February 1, 1982 18:45 MST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED VERNAL,UT AT 1810 MST AFTER REFUELING. DURING THE VFR FLIGHT THE PILOT REPORTED TO ROCK SPRINGS FSS THAT HE WAS 20 MILES SOUTH AND WAS GIVEN CURRENT WEATHER AND RUNWAY IN USE. NO OTHER TRANSMISSIONS WERE RECEIVED. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A MOUNTAIN RIDGE AT APPROXIMATELY 8700 FT MSL. TO DATE THE PILOT DOES NOT RECALL ANY EVENTS OF THE FLIGHT NOR ANY DETAILS OF THE CRASH. THE PILOT WAS CERTIFICATED FOR PART 135 OPERATIONS IN LATE DECEMBER 1981 AND HAD FLOWN THE ROUTE ON TWO OTHER OCCASIONS.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date2/1/1982 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event1845 
Event Time ZoneMountain Standard Time 
Event CityROCK SPRINGS  
Event StateWYOMING 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site  
Event Date Year1982 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location Airport  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation
Weather Briefing CompletenessFull 
Investigator's weather sourceUnknown 
Time of the weather observation1855  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)180 
Weather Observation Facility IDRKS  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsNight/Dark 
Lowest Ceiling Height2000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsUnknown 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingOvercast 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles)
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)18 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)290 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)13 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)
Intensity of PrecipitationLight 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjurySerious 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)50 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information  
Date of most recent change to recordOct 31 2002 4:04PM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\ZUZL  
Basic weather conditionsInstrument Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN8178F 
NTSB NumberDEN82DA028  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 135: Air Taxi & Commuter 
Type of Flight Plan filedVFR 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NamePIPER  
Aircraft ModelPA-32  
Aircraft Series IdentifierPA-32  
Aircraft Serial Number32-8024016  
Certified Max Gross Weight3600 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassUnknown 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection62 
Airframe Hours957 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameALPINE AVIATION  
Aircraft Owner Street Address  
Aircraft Owner CityPROVO  
Aircraft Owner StateUT 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode84603  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameALPINE AVIATION  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator CityPROVO  
Operator StateUT 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code84603  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or notNon-scheduled 
Indicates Domestic or International FlightDomestic 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/MailCargo 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Unknown 
Second Pilot on BoardUnknown 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure CityVERNAL  
Departure StateUT 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1810 
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination CityTERRY  
Destination StateMS 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightCruise 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordSep 18 2002 4:49PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length
Runway Width
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--