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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37292
Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C177 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177B
Registration: N34994
C/n / msn: 17702144
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chancellor, SD -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Scottsbluff, NE (BFF)
Destination airport:Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The noninstrument-rated pilot was operating the airplane with an inoperative directional gyro. The flight arrived and requested a landing at a controlled airport at night, in instrument meteorological conditions. The air traffic controller suggested headings to an uncontrolled airport; however, the pilot was unable to navigate to that location. The airplane departed controlled flight and impacted the terrain. Subsequent investigation failed to reveal any additional pre-existing anomalies in the airplane. CAUSE: the pilot's attempted flight with known deficiencies in equipment, his initiating VFR flight into IMC conditions, his spatial disorientation and loss of control of the airplane. Factors were fog, dark night, and inoperative directional gyro.



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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