Airplane Crash - Oxbow, Oregon 07/14/1982

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Oxbow, Oregon


Date07/14/1982
Time20:49
LocationOxbow, Oregon
OperatorAir Taxi
RouteImnaha, OR - Fort Fairfield, ME
TypeCessna 172F
RegistrationN8230U
Aboard4
Fatalities4
Ground0
SummaryDuring the final approach the aircraft was observed to descend to approximately 50 feet above the river and then execute a pullup and begin a left turn to either reenter a left downwind or reverse the direction of landing. The pilot lost control, the left wing dropped, the nose pitched down and the aircraft impacted the ground at the river's edge. Inadvertent stall by the pilot in command. Aircraft's weight and balance exceeded limits.

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