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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17631
Last updated: 19 August 2020
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Date:27-APR-2008
Time:23:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172F
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N5382R
C/n / msn: 17252917
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Westchester County Airport, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Dansville, NY (DSV)
Destination airport:White Plains, NY (HPN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While on the instrument landing system (ILS) approach, the pilot of a Cessna 172F, acquired the runway visually. About 3 miles from the runway, he closed his flight plan and continued the visual descent to the runway. The pilot stated he could not see the four-light precision approach path indicator (PAPI) and he failed to monitor his descent path. The airplane descended below the glideslope, impacted the approach lights, and then the localizer antenna. The airplane then nosed over and came to rest inverted prior to the runway threshold. The pilot reported no mechanical difficulties with the airplane prior to the accident. During the impact, the airplane sustained damage to the fuselage, wings, and empennage.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain the proper glide path during the approach.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20080519X00698&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Apr-2008 00:09 Added
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 10:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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