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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38278
Last updated: 24 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182B
Owner/operator:Bbb Air, L.l.c.
Registration: N8433T
C/n / msn: 52333
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Honobia, OK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Dallas, TX (DAL)
Destination airport:Springdale, AR (ASG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The non-instrument rated private pilot was receiving flight following during the dark night cross-country flight conducted in visual meteorological conditions. The pilot's last radio transmission was a routine radio check with air traffic control. Radar data shows that approximately 23 seconds after this radio call, the airplane entered a climb. The climb continued for 3-minutes 37-seconds at an average rate of 414 feet/minute. The airplane then began to descend and turn to the right. The last radar return placed the airplane approximately 0.6 nautical miles south of the accident site descending through 8,100 feet at a rate of 2,166 feet/minute. There were no witnesses to the accident. The wreckage was located two days after the accident in heavily wooded, mountainous terrain near the crest of an 1,800 foot ridge line. The airplane was found fragmented along an up sloping path extending approximately 500 feet from the initial contact with trees. Examination of the airframe and engine revealed no evidence of any pre-impact mechanical malfunctions. An autopsy and toxicology of the pilot revealed no evidence of physical impairment or incapacitation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control for an undetermined reason.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
25-Nov-2017 12:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Dec-2017 16:56 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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