Missing plane in Wyoming found


#1

Sad, no one survived … :cry:

boston.com/news/nation/artic … all_plane/

Lance


#2

He was instrument rated, so the weather shouldn’t have been an overwhelming factor in the loss.

I hope they all didn’t succumb to a case of extreme get-home-itis.

A damn shame in any case.


#3

+1

Icing?


#4

I’m sure that weather/ice was the cause.
You don’t leave JAC in snow storm unless your burning Jet-A.
The freezing level is the ground, MEA’s are very high, the terrain pushes the system air up so you can’t get into colder air above the ice in a piston aircraft.


#5

flightaware.com/live/flight/N201HF


#6

As 185Driver pointed out, it appears that’s the likely culprit.

Can’t begin to imagine how the wife and remaining son are coping.