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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139551
Last updated: 21 May 2019
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Date:28-OCT-2011
Time:15:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172F Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N5613R
C/n / msn: 17253225
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Smoketown Airport - KS37, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Unknown, UN
Destination airport:Smoketown, PA (S37)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, while on final approach for landing, he descended the airplane too low and that the airplane's left wing contacted a tree. The airplane veered left and continued to descend before impacting the ground, resulting in substantial damage to both wings and the engine firewall. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies.
Probable Cause: The pilot did not maintain a proper approach path, which resulted in a collision with a tree.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20111031X42645&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2011 16:24 RobertMB Added
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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