A small plane carrying two people crashed at Mission Ridge Ski Area near Wenatchee, WA on August 29, 2021. According to the Wenatchee World, the Cessna 172 went down in the “Bomber Bowl” area of the resort. Miraculously, the pilot and passenger escaped without injury.
A Cessna 172 is approximately 27 feet long with a 36-foot wingspan. The plane took off from Seattle and flew over the crest to the Eastern Cascades. According to reports, the pilot flew into the wrong canyon and ran out of room to maneuver out of that tight space. The plane went down around 5:00 PM
A B-24 Liberator bomber plane carrying six pilots crashed on the mountain in 1944. The ski resort opened in 1966 and used the incident as a minor theme in naming areas of the mountain. This includes the Bomber Bowl where the Cessna crashed, the Bomber Chutes, and the Liberator chairlift.