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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34738
Last updated: 30 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172R
Owner/operator:Jet Set
Registration: N387MA
C/n / msn: 17280387
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Greenfield, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Metropolitan Airport, Fishers, IN
Destination airport:Fishers, IN (UMP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot became incapacitated due to a heart attack during the flight. The 81-year old non-pilot passenger assumed control of the airplane. With the assistance from a commercial pilot in another airplane the passenger was able to land the airplane at a near-by airport. The nose gear collapsed during the landing and the airplane slid off the side of the runway before coming to a stop. CAUSE: the pilot's incapacitation due to a heart attack. A factor in the accident was the passenger's, a non-pilot, improper recovery from a bounced landing which resulted in an overload failure of the nose gear.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
28-May-2019 05:48 Anon. Updated [Departure airport]

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