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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131643
Last updated: 28 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170B
Registration: N2716C
C/n / msn: 26260
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ogden, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was practicing approaches to an unimproved airstrip on Fremont Island in the Great Salt Lake, about 20 miles west of Ogden, Utah. He said one of the main wheels inadvertently touched down in the soft sand, causing him to lose control. During his attempt to recover, the propeller either struck a rock or the ground. The pilot said the airplane lost flying speed, and subsequently collided with water. It submerged about 50 yards offshore.
Probable Cause: The pilot's misjudgment of altitude during an intentional (practice) low altitude flight maneuver (landing approach).



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 15:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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