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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35819
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Date:23-MAY-1985
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N4871G
C/n / msn: 17273418
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Remote, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Arcata, CA (ACV)
Destination airport:North Bend, OR (OTH)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
DURING A WX BRIEFING, THE NON-INSTRUMENT PLT WAS ADZD THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED DUE TO LOW CLOUDS & ADVERSE WX ALONG THE ROUTE. HOWEVER, HE FILED A VFR FLT PLAN & DEPD ARCATA, CA AT 1240 PDT. AT 1339, IN THE VCNTY OF WILDERVILLE, OR, THE PLT GOT A WX UPDATE. HE WAS ADZD OF ISOLATED TSTMS & BROKEN TO SCATTERED CLOUDS TO 4000' WITH AN UPPER LAYER AT OR ABV 8000' & SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS ALONG THE COAST WITH 1000' TO 2000' SCATTERED CLOUDS. MOUNTAIN TOPS WERE FORE- CAST TO BE OBSCURED. THE PLT'S LAST TRANSMISSION WAS AT 1356 PDT NEAR SEXTON MTN PASS, WHEN HE ASKED FOR THE MEDFORD ALTIMETER SETTING. THE ACFT DID NOT ARRIVE AT THE DESTN & WAS NOT FND DURING A SEARCH. IT WAS FND BY HIKERS ON 4/27/90, WHERE IT HAD COLLIDED WITH TREES ON STEEP MTN TERRAIN AT AN ELEV OF APRX 1800'. THE ACFT WAS BADLY DMGD BY IMPACT & FIRE. NO PREIMPACT MECH PROBLEM WAS EVIDENT. DURING IMPACT, THE PROP separated FROM THE CRANKSHAFT & BOTH BLADES HAD 'S TURN' DEFORMATION, LEADING EDGE DAMAGE & CORDWISE STRIATIONS. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X36607


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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