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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145766
Last updated: 22 April 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170B
Registration: N170ED
C/n / msn: 20884
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Between Winterville and Ayden, Pitt County, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Winterville, NC (NC47)
Destination airport:Winterville, NC (NC47)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that he was participating in a "bean bag drop" competition at the airfield. He was flying from the left seat while his right-seat passenger was to drop the bean bag onto the target. He overflew the runway at 70 feet above the ground and banked right to see where the bean bag landed. There was a left-to-right crosswind that pushed him farther right than anticipated. As the airplane approached tall trees at the edge of the airfield, the pilot banked further right to avoid them. The airplane stalled, descended, and collided with the ground. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's excessive bank at low altitude, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.



Revision history:

21-May-2012 07:29 gerard57 Added
21-May-2012 08:05 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:40 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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