Accident Cessna 401A N555SH,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 124597
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Date:Thursday 3 August 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 401A
Registration: N555SH
MSN: 401A0081
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (KASE/ASE), Aspen, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Wichita, KS
Destination airport:Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, CO (KASE/ASE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The approach to Aspen-Pitkin County-Sardy Field was completed in excellent weather conditions. On final, the twin engine airplane stalled and crashed short of runway. All five occupants were seriously injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

- Cause:
Stall on final approach after the pilot failed to maintain flying speed. The following contributing factors were reported:
- High density altitude,
- Downwind.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DEN78FTE83
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

29-Mar-2020 02:03 Captain Adam Updated [Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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