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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46005
Last updated: 26 April 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C421 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 421
Registration: N5AY
C/n / msn: 421-0133
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:MUNFORD, AL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Hamilton, OH (HAO)
Destination airport:Talladega, AL (ASN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot and passengers were on a instrument flight returning home. When they were within range of the destination airport, the controller cleared the flight for an instrument approach. Moment later the pilot canceled his instrument flight plan and told the controller that he was below the weather. Low clouds, reduced visibility and fog existed at the destination airport at the time of the accident. The airplane collided with a river bank as the pilot maneuvered for the visual approach. The post-crash examination of the airplane failed to disclose a mechanical problem.
Probable Cause: The pilot continued visual flight into instrument weather conditions that resulted in the inflight collision with a river bank. Factors were reduced visibility and dark night.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 10:32 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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