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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133694
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170B
Owner/operator:Luque, John, D.
Registration: N3018A
C/n / msn: 25662
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hailey, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:SUN
Destination airport:BOI
Investigating agency: NTSB
On July 12, 1998, approximately 1242 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 170B, N3018A, registered to and being flown by a private pilot, was destroyed upon ground impact shortly after takeoff at the Friedman Memorial airport, Hailey, Idaho. The pilot and passenger sustained serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions existed and a VFR flight plan had been filed. The flight, which was personal, was to have been operated under 14CFR91, and was destined for Boise, Idaho, with a stop at Stanley, Idaho.

At 1237, the pilot of N3018A was cleared by the Hailey ground controller to "taxi to runway one three, wind two one zero at eight, altimeter three zero two one, check density altitude."

At 1239, the pilot of N3018A contacted the Hailey tower controller advising "departing runway one three to the north to Stanley." The controller then cleared the aircraft for takeoff on runway 13.

At 1239, the pilot of N3018A again contacted the Hailey tower advising "one eight rolling, could you tell me which way to turn to go back north here?"

At 1240, the tower controller replied "roger, I'll have you in a right turn out." This transmission was acknowledged by the pilot of N3018A, and no further radio communications took place.

The two controllers (tower and ground) witnessed the aircraft departing. The tower controller reported observing the aircraft holding short at taxiway B-1. It was then cleared for takeoff. The controller reported that "he started his takeoff, was airborne at alpha three, then immediately veered left, flew low between the MLS elevation antenna and ramp section 3. He gained enough altitude to cross hwy 75, over the power lines east of the highway, then clipped the trees and went nose in into the subdivision east of the tower" (refer to attached statement). The ground controller reported that "when the aircraft became airborne it veered slightly left initially and then sharply left (eastbound). The aircraft climbed slowly and crashed into a housing area" (refer to attached statement).

The pilot reported on the submitted Pilot/Operator Report (Form 6120.1/2) that he "departed at 1200 to [the] south" with a "90 degree crosswind" and a temperature of "85 degrees F." He continued reporting that he "Add[ed] full power smoothly full in," "[the] plane veered left - now I had a tailwind toward [the] park[ing] area with many parked private jets in my windshield." He then "made [an] attempt to groundloop but [the] plane was already skipping off [the] ground." He "decided to fly over [the] parked jets, cleared the jets but immediately behind were power lines." He "climbed higher to clear [the] wires - no airspeed left [and] had to lower nose." He then "hit top of trees [and] came down inverted into [the] windshield of [a] GMC truck parked in [a] driveway."

The aircraft crashed in a residential neighborhood at a latitude and longitude of 43 degrees 30.56 minutes north and 114 degrees 17.82 minutes west respectively. The ground impact site was approximately 900 feet east of the runway centerline and approximately perpendicular to the 1500 foot displaced threshold for runway 13 (refer to photograph 1 and CHART I). The first noted evidence of impact was broken tree limbs observed at the top of a large, leafless, deciduous tree located slightly west of the ground impact site (refer to photograph 2). Minor scrape marks were noted along the metal roof of a garage situated further east of the tree. The aircraft came to rest in an inverted attitude at the intersection of a paved driveway and a residential street. A GMC truck parked in the driveway was destroyed (refer to photograph 3).

Post crash examination by an inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Boise Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) revealed that the aircraft's flaps were extended in the 20 degree position (refer to photograph 4). Further examination by the FAA inspector and the Textron Lycoming representative revealed flight control continuity to all controls. Additionally, the throttle was fou


NTSB id 20001211X10712

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21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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