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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34863
Last updated: 10 April 2021
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Date:07-MAY-1998
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:Bravo Helicopter And Wing
Registration: N6514E
C/n / msn: 17272027
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Avalon, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:CA (AVX)
Destination airport:Torrance, CA (TOA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The private pilot and his three passengers were on a personal trip to an island off of the California coastline. After departure the pilot proceeded to explore the distant side of the scenic island. The aircraft wreckage was located at the confluence of two narrowing box canyons in a near inverted attitude on the 40-degree mountainside of the island. No preimpact mechanical malfunctions were found with the aircraft during the investigation. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate altitude/clearance in a Blind/Box Canyon. A related factor was the mountainous/hilly terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X10117


Revision history:

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