Date & Time: Dec 18, 1990 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Landing (descent or approach)
Rock Springs - Evanston
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
The air taxi cargo pilot crashed on a mountainside, about 7 miles from the airport, while on a VOR/DME instrument approach. Variable low ceilings and visibility had prevailed on the day of the accident. The pilot had had the flu for the preceding 2 weeks and was still taking medication. Sole on board, he was killed.
The pilot's premature descent. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's fatigue and poor weather.