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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36806
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:08-JAN-1986
Time:19:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:William Walker
Registration: N2113E
C/n / msn: 17271160
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Grand Canyon, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Las Vegas, NV (L15)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT DEPTD RUNWAY 03 AT GRAND CANYON AIRPORT, GRAND CANYON, AZ ON A MOONLESS NIGHT. SHORTLY AFTER DEPARTURE THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED INTO A LEFT TURN. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED INTO SOME TREES IN ABOUT A 45 DEG NOSE DOWN AND ABOUT A 15 DEG LEFT WING DOWN ATTITUDE ABOUT 1 1/2 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE AIRPORT. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES. THE AREA NORTHWEST OF THE airport IS UNLIT AND THERE WAS NO VISIBLE HORIZON. THE PLT DID NOT HOLD AN INSTRUMENT RATING. THE PILOT'S LOGBOOK WAS DESTROYED IN THE POST IMPACT FIRE. A FLT INSTRUCTOR REPTD THAT HE OBSERVED THE PILOT'S LOGBOOK ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT AND THAT THE CHECK OUT FLT WAS THE FIRST FLIGHT THE PLT HAD LOGGED WITHIN THE PRECEDING YEAR. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20010110X00191


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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