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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37634
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Date:23-SEP-1986
Time:06:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172K
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N78715
C/n / msn: 17257728
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:East Tawas, MI -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:East Tawas, MI (6D9)
Destination airport:Detroit, MI (DET)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES WHILE IN LOW LEVEL FLIGHT FOLLOWING A PREDAWN DEPARTURE. AN AIRPORT 10 MILES TO THE NORTH WAS REPORTING VERY LOW CEILINGS WITH VISIBILITIES LOWER THAN 1/2 MILE IN FOG AND DRIZZLE. THE PROXIMITY TO THE DEPARTURE AIRPORT AND THE AIRCRAFT'S HEADING ON IMPACT SUGGEST THAT THE PILOT MAY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO MAINTAIN VISUAL CONTACT WITH THE GROUND WHILE RETURNING TO LAND AT THE DEPARTURE AIRPORT. THE PLT LOGS OF THE PLTS WERE NOT RECOVERED AND NO FLT TIME INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X34733


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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