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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36250
Last updated: 25 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:Roessell Aviation
Registration: N3150E
C/n / msn: 17271452
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Trout Run, PA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bowling Green, OH (1G0)
Destination airport:Mount Pocono, PA (MPO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot received a preflight weather briefing which included information on an area of forcasted thunderstorms. He also received an inflight weather briefing from flight service and was made aware of thunderstorms in his area. He was attempting to reach an alternate airport when he inadvertently flew into the area of a level 5 thundersotrm. He reported he was in an area of lightning and decreased visibility. The airplane lost altitude and impacted the side of a hill. Doppler radar photographs of weather returns in the area showed a band of weather returns that extended to the west for over 20 miles and was approximately 7 miles wide. The radar returns of the airplane as it proceeded easterly were within this area of weather returns. CAUSE: the delayed decision of the pilot to deviate from known weather which resulted in an inflight loss of control and impact with terrain.



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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