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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44307
Last updated: 25 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic HCAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman F6F
Registration: N4994V
C/n / msn: 93879
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Monterey, TN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Sevierville, TN (GKT)
Destination airport:Little Rock, AK (LIT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot told people at the departure Airport prior to takeoff that he was going to follow I-40 to his destination. The weather at the accident site was 500 foot overcast, 5 miles visibility and mist. Several motorists observed the airplane flying at an altitude of about 100 feet west bound along I-40 prior to colliding with power lines. There were no mechanical problems reported by the pilot or discovered during the post-accident examination of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight planning and inadequate evaluation of the weather, inadequate visual lookout, and his failure to maintain clearance, resulted in the in-flight collision with power lines.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
06-Dec-2017 11:27 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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