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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38775
Last updated: 12 December 2019
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Date:13-NOV-1994
Time:10:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172H
Owner/operator:Jefferson County Flyers Club
Registration: N8200L
C/n / msn: 17256400
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Louisville, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:GA (2J3)
Destination airport:, GA (2J3)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A WITNESS OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT DESCEND OVER AN OPEN FARM FIELD, AND LEVEL OFF AT ABOUT 25 FEET AGL. THE FIELD WAS BORDERED BY A STAND OF 70 TO 80 FOOT TALL PINE TREES. HE SAW THE AIRCRAFT PULL UP AT THE END OF THE FIELD, AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE TREE TOPS. THE RIGHT WING DIPPED, AND THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED IN A RIGHT, DESCENDING TURN, UNTIL IT CRASHED INTO A SHALLOW POND. AN INSPECTION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED AIRCRAFT DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH A STEEP, NOSE LOW IMPACT WITH THE WATER. NO EVIDENCE OF MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND DURING THE EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CLEARANCE FROM TREES DURING A LOW PASS MANEUVER. A FACTOR WAS THE TREES AT THE VICINITY OF THE LOW PASS.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X02544


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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