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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37175
Last updated: 17 August 2020
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Date:01-DEC-1997
Time:16:34
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182E
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N9033Y
C/n / msn: 18254212
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Townsend, TN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Louisville, KY (LOU)
Destination airport:Gainesville, FL (GNV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to flight planning data found in the wreckage, the flight had departed Louisville, Kentucky for Gainesville, Florida. The airplane collided with terrain at the 4,300-foot level of a 4,400-foot ridgeline about 22 miles southeast of Knoxville, Tennessee, about 1:45 hours later. Cloud condition for Knoxville at the time of the accident was, ceiling 3,200 agl, or 4,200 msl. The pilot was not IFR qualified, and when queried by the Green Bay AFSS briefer about his intentions in areas of cloudiness, he stated, 'probably stay below' the clouds. There was no radio or transponder contact with any ATC facility and no flight plan was filed. There was no evidence of any precrash malfunction found with the airframe, engine, or its components, either at the site or in subsequent teardown inspection. CAUSE: the pilot's failure to maintain VFR flight conditions in a mountainous area resulting in inflight collision with rising terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X09341


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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