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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37038
Last updated: 26 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna P206A
Registration: N4704F
C/n / msn: P206-0304
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fishkill, NY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Millbrook, NY (44N)
Destination airport:White Plains, NY (HPN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The noninstrument-rated pilot had received several weather briefings which included 'VFR flight not recommended.' He then departed on a local positioning flight. A few minutes after departure he contacted a nearby control tower and requested permission to fly through their airspace. Two minutes later, he requested to land. He was advised to continue with the approach and report a left base. Witnesses heard the airplane flying low with a steady engine, followed by the impact. They reported that fog obscured the tops of the trees and reduced forward visibility to 50 yards. The airplane impacted trees on rising terrain 8 miles south of the airport. Although the ceiling and visibility had improved to marginal VFR at the departure airport, the planned destination remained in instrument meteorological conditions. CAUSE: The pilot's VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions. Contributing factors were the fog and dusk light conditions.



Revision history:

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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