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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Datum:maandag 3 januari 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-600-1A11 Challenger 600
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:A.E. Stanley Manufacturing Co.
Registratie: N805C
Constructienummer: 1037
Bouwjaar: 1982
Aantal vlieguren:203
Aantal vluchten:86
Motoren: 2 Lycoming ALF502L-2
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:4 km (2.5 mijl) N of Hailey-Sun Valley Airport, ID (SUN) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Decatur Airport, IL (DEC/KDEC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Hailey-Sun Valley Airport, ID (SUN/KSUN), Verenigde Staten
Impacted mountain ridge at 6250 feet during a VFR attempt to land; ridge obscured by broken clouds. Field elevation 5315 feet; airport located in a mountain valley, just over a mile wide

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flightcrew's failure to adhere to the recommended visual arrival procedures for the Sun Valley Airport and its failure to execute timely terrain avoidance actions The reasons for the flightcrew's failures could not be established conclusively. Contributing to the accident were meteorological conditions and the obscuration of terrain features and landmarks by snow that made navigation by visual references and terrain avoidance difficult."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 247 days (8 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-83/05
Download report: Final report


NTSB issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Decatur Airport, IL en Hailey-Sun Valley Airport, ID bedraagt 2128 km (1330 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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