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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36688
Last updated: 11 May 2020
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Date:12-SEP-1998
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170A
Owner/operator:Arthur Folchi
Registration: N4709Q
C/n / msn: 20018
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Lagrangeville, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(44N)
Destination airport:Mahopac, NY (N77)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
During the initial climb after takeoff, the airplane was observed climbing at a steep pitch angle. The airplane's wings rocked back and forth a few times, and then it rolled and dropped to the right. Witnesses described the engine noise as loud and constant until the point of impact. The airplane came to rest inverted in a wooded area about 1,600 feet beyond the approach end, 110 feet to the right of, and at an elevation 40 feet below the departure runway. Examination of the airframe and engine did not reveal any pre-impact mechanical malfunctions. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed during the takeoff, which resulted in an inadvertent stall/spin.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X11146


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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