Date & Time: Nov 29, 2005 at 1742 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 425 Conquest
Operator:
Registration:
N701QR
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Algona-Bozeman
MSN:
425-0148
YOM:
1981
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
1987
Captain / Total hours on type:
1675
Aircraft flight hours:
4504
Circumstances:

The pilot was sole on board of this twin engine aircraft built in 1981. He was flying from Algona (Iowa) to Bozeman for ski. On final approach, the aircraft disappeared from radar screen while flying over Horseshoe Hills, north of Manhattan, few miles from the airport. Aircraft's debris and the pilot's body were found a day later around 0800LT. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were as follow : -6° C. with light snow, fog, visibility around 4 km and 7 mph wind.