Plane Crashed In Mt Charelston

Brian Z

Well-Known Member
Playing devils advocate here, but why would you fill the seats in a Cherokee and fly in the southern Nevada mountains in June? For those of you unfamiliar with Mt. Charleston it is a 12000 foot peak just north of Vegas. Two words come to mind, "density altitude".
 

meritflyer

Well-Known Member
Playing devils advocate here, but why would you fill the seats in a Cherokee and fly in the southern Nevada mountains in June? For those of you unfamiliar with Mt. Charleston it is a 12000 foot peak just north of Vegas. Two words come to mind, "density altitude".
My thoughts exactly...
 

X-Forces

Big Black Guy
I think when they get to the bottom of this one it will turn out that the pilot was doing something he shouldn't have been, like flying slow, low, and close to vertical terrain for sightseeing (or showboating)


R.I.P. though :(
 

darrenf

resident denizen
"I've heard a lot of airplane engines," Hayden said. The pilot "was revving the heck out of that engine, trying to gain altitude, I think."
This witness is obviously a pilot himself. :banghead::sarcasm:
 

SeanD

Well-Known Member
It was a flight from VGT to Northern California. That is a lot of people for a Cherokee.
 

SRA_kbad

Scooter Trash!!!
Damn. This sucks. This part of the country is extremely unforgiving, especially in the summer time. RIP
 

slushie

CFII, ForeFlighter
Any word of who this was? An N-Number? All you can make out is the stripes on the gear fairing.
 

NJT916

Well-Known Member
That sucks. It's been so hot here the last few days, and this is not even as bad as it's going to get. We still have at least another 10 degrees to go in the next few weeks.

RIP
 
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