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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38012
Last updated: 24 March 2019
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Date:20-NOV-1982
Time:09:01
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:Capitol Air Service
Registration: N3599E
C/n / msn: 17271602
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Wamego, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Manhattan, KS (C)
Destination airport:Topeka, KS (C)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A WITNESS OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING LOW ALONG THE KANSAS RIVER FOR ABOUT 2 MI JUST BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. HE STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS FLYING BELOW THE TOPS OF TREES BORDERING THE RIVER. THE TWO LOWER STRANDS OF A POWER LINE, WHICH CROSSES THE RIVER, WERE FOUND BROKEN. THE WIRES WERE ESTIMATED TO BE 40 TO 50 FT ABOVE THE WATER. THE LINES DID NOT HAVE HIGH VISIBILITY MARKERS ATTACHED NOR WERE THEY DISPLAYED ON THE CURRENT SECTIONAL AERONAUTICAL CHART. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X04975


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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