ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35456
Last updated: 25 July 2014
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Date:18-JAN-1987
Time:2215
Type:Cessna 177RG
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N123DJ
C/n / msn: 177RG 1366
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:S Lake Tahoe, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:S Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL)
Destination airport:San Jose, CA (RHV)
Narrative:
AFTER DEPARTING AT NIGHT FROM SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA, THE PLT CONTACTED ARTCC & REQUESTED RADAR FLT FOLLOWING. A SHORT TIME LATER, HE DECLARED AN EMERGENCY & SAID HE WAS REVERSING COURSE WITH A LOSS OF ENG POWER. RADAR & RADIO CONTACT WITH THE ACFT WERE LOST AS IT WAS RETURNING OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED INTO THE WEST FACE OF A MOUNTAIN ABOUT 10 MI WEST OF THE DEP ARPT. DUE TO ITS REMOTE LOCATION, THE WRECKAGE WAS NOT EXAMINED UNTIL IT WAS RECOVERED ON 6/4/87. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND DRG THE INVESTIGATION. THE FUEL SELECTOR VALVE WAS FOUND IN THE OFF POSITION, WHICH WOULD BE PROPER IF THE PILOT WAS PREPARING FOR A FORCED LANDING CAUSE:

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X30088


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Jan-2012 09:12 jackhammer111 Updated [Narrative]
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