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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38706
Last updated: 1 January 2021
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Date:12-OCT-1997
Time:12:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:Mills Aviation
Registration: N734WT
C/n / msn: 17269179
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Terre Haute, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Jeffersonville , IN (JVY)
Destination airport:(3I3)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Witnesses to the accident said that the prevailing winds at the airport were from the south at 12 to 15 miles per hour. They observed the airplane on final approach to runway 26. They said at about 50 feet above ground level the pilot initiated a go-around, but maintained a nose high attitude which continued until the airplane departed controlled flight, turned left and impacted the terrain. A weather reporting station seven miles to the southeast of the accident reported winds of 190 degrees at 15 knots gusting to 22 knots, 10 minutes after the accident. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during a go-around attempt which resulted in an inadvertent stall.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X08973_


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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