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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131766
Last updated: 29 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170B
Registration: N4514C
C/n / msn: 25458
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dutch John, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:33U
Destination airport:Evanston, WY (EVW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that the winds were high (20 knots) and very gusty (to 30 knots) during his takeoff roll. He said that after liftoff from runway 29, the airplane 'hit a down draft' and would not gain altitude. The left wing hit some trees, and the airplane settled to the ground. Postimpact fire consumed the airplane. The density altitude was computed to be 8,460 feet.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance with the trees. Factors were a high-density altitude and wind gusts.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 18:51 ASN Update Bot Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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