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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38927
Last updated: 20 August 2019
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Date:05-SEP-1982
Time:20:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:Wayne Collins Merle Nelson
Registration: N6339F
C/n / msn: 17273196
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lake Of The Oza, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Gravois Mills, MO (04K)
Destination airport:Gravois Mills, MO (04K)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE PILOT MADE A LOW PASS AT A COVE, THEN FLEW OUT OVER THE WATER, TURNED AND FLEW BACK AT LOW ALTITUDE. DURING A SECOND LOW PASS, IT STRUCK ELECTRICAL CABLES THAT CROSSED THE COVE. AFTER HITTING THE CABLES, THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN A WOODED AREA. THE SURVIVING PASSENGER STATED THAT HE WAS TAKING PICTURES AND WAS LOOKING OUT THE SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT, THUS HE DID NOT SEE THE CABLES BEFORE IMPACT. THE PASSENGER LIVED WITH HIS ELDERLY MOTHER IN ONE OF THE HOUSES NEAR THE FLIGHT PATH OF THE AIRCRAFT. A TOXICOLOGICAL CHECK OF THE PILOT'S BLOOD REVEALED AN ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.162%. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X04967


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]
09-Jan-2019 09:58 liamdaniel98 Updated [Narrative]

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