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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133777
Last updated: 18 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172A
Owner/operator:Gary Farinola
Registration: N7339T
C/n / msn: 46939
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Paxson, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:FAI
Destination airport:FAI
Investigating agency: NTSB
On March 25, 1998, at 1630 Alaska standard time, a Cessna 172A airplane, N7339T, was destroyed when it collided with terrain 15 miles west-southwest of Paxson, Alaska. The private pilot and the two passengers aboard were uninjured. The airplane was co-owned by the pilot. The flight was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91 as a personal flight to view animals. Visual meteorological condition prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed.

The pilot stated during an interview with the NTSB IIC on March 26, 1998, that he flew the airplane into a ravine, realized that the airplane could not climb out of it, and attempted to reverse direction at slow speed. He indicated that during the turn the airplane stalled, collided with rising terrain, and nosed onto its back.

The pilot did not complete and return the Pilot/Operator Reports which were sent to him.
PROBABLE CAUSE:The pilots failure to maintain terrain clearance while flying into a box canyon, and an inadvertent stall during his attempt to reverse direction.


NTSB id 20001211X09622

Revision history:

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

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