Date: July 26, 1986
Time: 17:45
Location: Yosemite Nation, California
Operator: Air Taxi
Flight #: ?
Route: San Andreas, CA - Death Valley, CA
AC Type: Piper PA-32-260
Registration: N3643W
cn / ln: 32186
Aboard: 6   (passengers:5  crew:1)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft struck a boulder as the aircraft climbed up a five degree upsloping ridge then nosed into the ground and burst into flames. Pilot disregarded performance data. Overconfidence in aircraft's ability.

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