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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 37718
Last updated: 27 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182Q
Registration: N735JZ
C/n / msn: 18265473
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Piedmont, AL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Cape Girardeau , MO (CGI)
Destination airport:Carrollton, GA (CTJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight was a 2-leg cross-country from Storm Lake, Iowa, to Carrollton, Georgia, with a stop for fuel at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. According to the survivor, deteriorating visibility from drizzle and sunset caused the pilot to begin a slow descent to maintain visual contact with the ground. The airplane collided with a mountain crest at about the 2,000-foot level. Postcrash examination of the airframe and engine, together with the private-rated pilot/rear seat passenger's statement revealed no malfunctions with the engine, aircraft control, flight instrument, or navigation systems. CAUSE: The pilot's decision to continue the flight under visual flight rules into deteriorating visibility, and his failure to maintain altitude clearance with the terrain.



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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