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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35656
Last updated: 10 August 2020
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Date:22-OCT-1985
Time:14:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N3177E
C/n / msn: 17271462
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Clayton, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Franklin, NC (IAS)
Destination airport:St.Petersburg, FL (PIE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT AND HIS PASSENGER SHOWED UP FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW AND CHECKED THE WEATHER FOR THE RETURN TRIP TO FLORIDA. THEY FOUND THE WEATHER VFR AT THE AIRPORT. AN EMPLOYEE OF THE FBO TOOK THE PILOT OUTSIDE AND POINTED OUT THAT THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SOUTH WERE STILL PARTIALLY COVERED BY CLOUDS. THE PILOT TOLD HIM TO NOT MENTION THIS FACT TO THE PILOTS WIFE. THE PILOT REPORTED AFTER TAKE OFF THAT HE WAS AT 3000 FEET AND THE WEATHER WAS CLEAR. THE AIRCRAFT WAS LATER SEEN AT LOW LEVEL OVER A TOWN TO THE SOUTH. NEXT IT WAS HEARD ABOVE OR IN THE CLOUDS NEAR GLASSY MOUNTAIN. THE ENGINE WAS HEARD TO INCREASE IN RPM A FEW SECONDS PRIOR TO THE SOUND OF IMPACT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X37945


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
14-Mar-2016 20:02 beaverspotter Updated [Cn]
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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