ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42373
Last updated: 28 July 2014
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Date:19-APR-1985
Time:1544
Type:Silhouette image of generic C140 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 140
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N72587
C/n / msn: 13925
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hawesville, KY -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Carrollton, KY
Narrative:
THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH AND SUNK INTO THE OHIO RIVER FOLLOWING A WING SEPARATION AFTER CONTACTING THE LOWEST WIRE IN A SET OF 3 POWER LINES WHICH SPANNED THE RIVER. TWO OTHER WIRES WERE LOCATED ABOVE THE SET OF 3 POWER LINES. WITNESSES ON AND NEAR THE RIVER REPORTED SEEING THE ACFT FLYING LOW ALONG THE RIVER. ONE WITNESS ON A BOAT STATED HE LOOKED DOWN AT THE ACFT AS IT FLEW BY APRX 50 FT AWAY FROM THE CRAFT. THE ACFT WAS REPORTED TO BE IN LEVEL FLT HEADING EAST ALONG THE RIVER JUST PRIOR TO CONTACTING THE POWER LINE. CAUSE:

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X36075


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