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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38939
Last updated: 23 June 2020
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Date:24-NOV-1997
Time:08:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182A
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N6068B
C/n / msn: 34068
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:New Dover, OH -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Marysville, OH (I78)
Destination airport:East Liverpool , OH (02G)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The non instrument rated pilot recorded 362 hours of total flight time over 30 years of flying, with 6 hours recorded in the last 90 days. The pilot did not receive a weather briefing or file a flight plan for the 150 mile flight. An instrument rated pilot, who took off from the departure airport 15 minutes prior to the accident, stated that 'the weather conditions to the east of the airport looked extremely dark with the ceiling nearly to the ground.' A pilot flying an approach into the departure airport from the east stated that he spotted the accident airplane in a steep climb and it appeared to be in and out of the clouds. A witness to the accident stated that the bottom of the clouds came down to the top of the power transmission towers that crossed his field, and snow was falling, reducing visibility to approximately 3/4 mile. He heard the airplane, but could not see it until it came out of the bottom of the clouds in a nose down attitude. He stated that the engine sounded as if it went to full power prior to ground impact. No airframe or engine malfunction was detected during the examination of the wreckage. CAUSE: The pilot's attempted VFR flight into instrument conditions and the loss of aircraft ctontrol subsequent to the pilot's spatial disorientation. Contributing factors were low ceilings, snow and the pilot's failure to obtain a preflight weather briefing, as well as his lack of instrument certification.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X09189


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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