Aviation accidents

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Below is a list of aviation accidents from the NTSB Aviation Database Query Page.

NTSB No.Event DateLocationMake/ModelRegist. NumberSeverityProbable Cause
WPR12CA381 8/31/2012 Gerlach, NV CESSNA A185F N3946Q4 Uninjured The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll.
WPR11CA425 9/2/2011 Gerlach, NV PIPER PA-28-180 N7303W Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured. The pilot’s decision to land at an unknown off-airport location.
WPR09LA401 8/9/2009 Gerlach, NV PIPER PA-28R-200 N32105 Injuries: 3 Uninjured. The pilot’s delay in aborting the takeoff, resulting in a runway excursion.
LAX08LA288 8/29/2008 Gerlach, NV Cirrus SR-20 N287SR 4 Uninjured The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during an uncommanded pitch-up during the takeoff.
LAX08CA260 8/28/2008 Gerlach, NV Cessna 182D 800RJ 2 Uninjured The pilot's failure to maintain obstacle clearance during takeoff initial climb.
LAX03LA270 Photo of crash 8/30/2003 Gerlach, NV Beech K35 N5343E Fatal(1) Part 91 pilot's failure to maintain an adequate airspeed resulting in a stall mush and collision with terrain
LAX03LA268 8/29/2003 Gerlach, NV Beech C35 N607D Nonfatal Part 91 loss of engine power for undetermined reasons
LAX01LA298 9/1/2001 Gerlach, NV Sparke Air Command 582 Dual N301CS Nonfatal Part 91 pilot's inability to maintain altitude because of the gyrocopter's inadequatly designed performance capability
LAX00LA241 6/22/2000 GERLACH, NV Cessna 206 N511RB Nonfatal Part 91 pilot's attempt to takeoff from an unsuitable area and his collision with a dirt berm
LAX97LA308 8/31/1997 GERLACH, NV Taylorcraft BC-12D N4459P Nonfatal Part 91 pilot's failure to maintain an adequate airspeed while attempting a right slip, which resulted in an inadvertent stall

LAX92LA376 9/6/1992 GERLACH, NV CESSNA 205A N4825U Nonfatal Part 91 PILOT MISJUDGED THE LANDING FLARE AND FAILED TO PROPERLY RECOVER FROM THE BOUNCED LANDING
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1992: Danger Ranger gave the first Donner Award to the pilot of a Cessna single-engine plane, who, after dramatically buzzing the camp three times, managed to land upside down on the playa just south of camp. The crash site, which was strewn with Oreo cookies, gave new meaning to the term "cargo cult.' This popular art installation remained on the playa for three weeks, until it was finally visited by the Federal Aviation Administration and then carted out on a large flatbed truck.

LAX91LA321 7/21/1991 GERLACH, NV PIPER PA 18-135 N9977Q Nonfatal Part 91 FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE TERRAIN CLEARANCE BY THE SELECTION OF AN INAPPROPRIATE CRUISE ALTITUDE RESULTING IN AN IN FLIGHT COLLISION WITH TERRAIN
SEA89LA108 6/11/1989 GERLACH, NV CESSNA 170B N2873C Nonfatal Part 91 PILOT DISPLAYED POOR JUDGEMENT BY SELECTING UNSUITABLE TERRAIN FOR LANDING. AS A RESULT, THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER DURING THE LANDING ROLL ON THE SOFT TERRAIN
SEA89LA077 5/1/1989 GERLACH, NV PIPER PA-38-112 N4439E Nonfatal Part 91 DELAY BY THE PILOT IN ABORTING THE LANDING AND HIS FAILURE TO ASSURE SUFFICIENT AIRSPEED FOR THE GO-AROUND (ABORTED LANDING). A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS: THE UNSUITABLE LANDING AREA THAT WAS SELECTED BY THE PILOT
SEA84LA104 5/10/1984 GERLACH, NV CESSNA 182 N5663J Nonfatal Part 91 PILOT IN COMMAND: DISTANCE..MISJUDGED, PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED, PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED, Contributing Factors WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND
LAX83LA465 9/16/1983 EMPIRE, NV CESSNA 182P N9881E Nonfatal Part 91 WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED, PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..MISJUDGED, GO-AROUND..NOT SELECTED, GUSTS, DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT, TAILWIND
LAX81DXQ21 7/17/1981 GERLACH, NV BEECH 65-80 N6867Q Nonfatal Part 91 GEAR COLLAPSED, PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED UNSUITABLE TERRAIN, TERRAIN - ROUGH/UNEVEN, FIRE AFTER IMPACT, REMARKS- MARIJUANA RESIDUE FOUND AT CRASH SITE.
OAK77FA009 12/22/1976 EMPIRE, NV CESSNA 172M N12364 Fatal(1) Part 91 COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED, UNCONTROLLED DESCENT, INCAPACITATION, ALCOHOLIC IMPAIRMENT OF EFFICIENCY AND JUDGMENT, MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED, REMARKS- PLT BLOOD ALCOHOL 0.374%. RECOVERED 12/25/76.
OAK75FXQ10 7/17/1974 EMPIRE, NV CESSNA 150 N6280T Nonfatal Part 91 UNDERSHOOT, COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES, MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE, FAILED TO SEE AND AVOID OBJECTS OR OBSTRUCTIONS, REMARKS- 50FT HIGH POWER LINE ACROSS END OF RWY MARKED BY PLASTIC BALLS.DUSK.
OAK74FXQ13 9/27/1973 GERLACH, NV CESSNA 210 N9420M Nonfatal Part 91 OVERSHOOT, COLLIDED WITH: DIRT BANK, PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND SPEED, FAILED TO INITIATE GO-AROUND, TERRAIN - ROUGH/UNEVEN
OAK71DXQ33 4/4/1971 GERLACH, NV BEECH 35 N694B Nonfatal Part 91 STALL, PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT, FAILED TO USE ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY, PREMATURE LIFT-OFF, FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED
OAK71FXQ32 3/24/1971 GERLACH, NV STINSON 108 N97000 Nonfatal Part 91 ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED, PILOT IN COMMAND - MISMANAGEMENT OF FUEL, INATTENTIVE TO FUEL SUPPLY, FUEL STARVATION, COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE, EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND, PWR LINE PATROL.RAN R TANK DRY, ALT TOO LOW TO RECOVER.
OAK71DXQ18 9/22/1970 NR.SUMMIT LAKE,NEV PIPER PA-18 N8161D Nonfatal PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED
OAK70DXQ16 6/6/1970 GERLACH, NV SCHEMPP STD N7887C Nonfatal Part 91 UNDERSHOOT, LANDING: FINAL APPROACH, STALL, PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE, FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED
OAK70D0077 7/17/1969 GERLACH, NV CESSNA 150 N4014U Nonfatal Part 91 HARD LANDING, GEAR COLLAPSED, IMPROPER LEVEL OFF, IMPROPER RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING, HIGH TEMPERATURE, OVERLOAD FAILURE
OAK68D0146 5/8/1967 GERLACH, NV NAVION A N4214K Nonfatal Part 91 GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE, GEAR COLLAPSED, PROBABLE CAUSE(S), MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - PRESSURE,NONE, OVERLOAD FAILURE, AIRPORT CONDITIONS: SOFT SHOULDERS, REMARKS- MASTER CYLINDER CUP FAILED,DETERIORATED. INTENTIONAL GROUND LOOP TO AVOID FENCE.
LAX66A0062 2/7/1966 EMPIRE, NV PIPER PA-18 N6978B Fatal(1) Part 91 DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT, COYOTE HUNTING.WING TIP STRUCK GROUND IN A STEEP LOW-LEVEL TURN
LAX66A0035 10/14/1965 GERLACH, NV HUGHES 269A N8741F Nonfatal Part 91 FAILURE: TAIL ROTOR, HARD LANDING, POWER-OFF AUTOROTATIVE LANDING, PROBABLE CAUSE(S): TRANSMISSION ROTOR DRIVE SYSTEM: TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY, MATERIAL FAILURE, INADEQUATE TRAINING OF STUDENT, OVERLOAD FAILURE, DISCONNECTED, PREVIOUS DAMAGE, FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND, DIRECTIONAL CONTROL PROBLEM, REMARKS- HUNTING COYOTES. PILOT HAD NOT BEEN TAUGHT HOW TO CHECK TAIL ROTOR DRIVE SHAFT ALIGNMENT
Unknown 4/12/1964 GERLACH, NV CESSNA 170B N3521C Fatal(4) Part 91 COLLISION WITH GROUND, UNCONTROLLED, LOW PASS, PROBABLE CAUSE(S): CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING, EXHAUST SYSTEM: MANIFOLDS, EXHAUST SYSTEM: CLAMPS, IMPROPER MAINTENANCE, INADEQUATE INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT

Herlong Plane Crashes: 4 Dead," Nevada State Journal, April 14, 1964. "About 5 miles east of the Smoke Creek Station" of the WP Railroad between Herlong and Gerlach. On a mountain side.

Plane Crash Sites in Nevada has it at 40.433333,-119.600000

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