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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14794
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170
Owner/operator:Daniel R. Salmon
Registration: N8458D
C/n / msn: 25632
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Granite Point, 8 miles west of Tyonek, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Anchorage, AK (PAMR)
Destination airport:Iguigig, AK (PAIG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot departed on a personal cross-country flight with a load of groceries. The flight was reported overdue by family friends, and an emergency locator transmitter signal was detected by search and rescue satellites. The airplane was located in a forested area, having collided with trees and snow-covered terrain in a near vertical, nose down attitude. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. Postaccident examination of the airframe and engine revealed that the engine was developing power at the time of impact. No preimpact malfunctions of the airframe or engine were discovered. The position of the airplane was indicative of a stall while maneuvering at low altitude.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed to prevent a stall while maneuvering, which resulted in an uncontrolled descent and collision with terrain.



Revision history:

28-Feb-2008 03:52 Fusko Added
28-Feb-2008 10:00 harro Updated
29-Feb-2008 07:22 Fusko Updated
29-Feb-2008 22:39 harro Updated
01-Mar-2008 23:09 Fusko Updated
09-Apr-2008 21:01 cysalmon Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 09:34 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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