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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35646
Last updated: 20 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172L
Registration: N3853Q
C/n / msn: 17259953
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Macclenny, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Statesboro, GA (TBR)
Destination airport:Pompano Beach, FL (PMP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot conducted a VFR cross country flight. Neither a flight plan was filed nor was a weather briefing obtained. Visibility of 2 miles in smoke and haze was reported at 1855 and 1955 hours at reporting station 13 miles to the ast of the crash site. The student pilot encountered instrument flight conditions. The airplane collided with tress and terrain fatally injuring the pilot and one passenger. The student pilot had recorded a total of 2 hours of simulated instrument flight time. CAUSE: The student pilot's attempted VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions, resulting in a subsequent in-flight collision with trees and terrain. Contributing factors were, haze/smoke, the student pilot's failure to obtain a preflight weather briefing, the student pilot's lack of total experience in type operation, and trees.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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