Last Recorded ADS-B Target At 0938:47 At An Altitude Of 8,400 Ft Msl Was Located About 579 Ft Northeast Of The Accident Site

Location: Gold Hill, CO Accident Number: WPR22FA256
Date & Time: July 17, 2022, 09:38 Local Registration: N337KN
Aircraft: Cessna T337G Injuries: 4 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation – Aerial observation

On July 17, 2022, about 0938 mountain daylight time, a Cessna T337G, N337KN, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Gold Hill, Colorado. The pilot and 3 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial observation flight.

Recorded Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) data showed the airplane departed from Rock Mountain Metro Airport (BJC), Broomfield, Colorado, and proceeded along a westerly course for about 4 minutes, before a right turn to a north-westerly heading was initiated. The ADS-B data showed at 0938:37 the airplane had ascended to an altitude of 9,500 ft mean sea level (msl). The tracking then showed the airplane making a descending left turn to an altitude of 8,600 ft msl by 0938:46. The airplane then initiated a right turn. The last recorded ADS-B target at 0938:47 at an altitude of 8,400 ft msl was located about 579 ft northeast of the accident site.