2014-06-17 private Grumman G-21 Goose crashed near Lost Trail Ski, MT, USA


2014-06-17 private Grumman G-21 Goose crashed near Lost Trail Ski, MT, USA


The aircraft went out of controlled flight and entered a spin until it impacted the parking lot of the Lost Trail Pass, Powder Mountain. The aircraft exploded at impact and the fire almost consumed the entire aircraft. The pilot – the only person on board- received fatal injuries.

At the time there was intense snowfall in the area near Powder Mountain and visbility was reduced.

Date: 2014-06-17 Time: 17:30:00

Location: Lost Trail Ski Powder Mountain area, MT

Country: USA

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Flight phase: UNK – Unknown

Damage to a/c: hull loss


Flight no.:

From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE

Type: Non Revenue

Operator: private

Leased from: Unknown


Type: Grumman G-21A Goose

Registration: N888GG

Age a/c: 70.0082 years

Constr. No.: B-70

Jacdec Incident ID: 2014-06-17-GOOSE


Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 1 0
Fatalities 1 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

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