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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134690
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:20-JAN-2001
Time:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172F
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N7882U
C/n / msn: 17251882
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Greenwood, MS -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Greenwood, MS (GWO)
Destination airport:Greenwood, MS (GWO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to the pilot, he noticed smoke in the cabin, and turned around and saw flames behind him. He turned off the master switch and turned the airplane back towards the airport. The pilot landed on the grass next to the runway, and exited the airplane. Suddenly, the pilot executed a left turn and returned to the airport. The controller observed smoke coming from the airplane as the pilot maneuvered the airplane for an emergency landing on the airport.
Probable Cause: An in-flight fire for undetermined reasons. Finding: A factor is the maintenance modification was performed by company personnel prior to the flight.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20010124X00354&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 10:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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